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NG West Papua Baliem River stone wealth object (je stone)

Estimate: $160 - $260


Lot Description

NG West Papua Baliem River stone wealth object (je stone), Grand Valley, the Dani People. These stones are wealth objects as well as sacred objects of slate. They function as bride price, in addition to their use in important commercial transactions. Some are also regarded as sacred objects and used in ceremonies of birth, initiation, death, etc.