“Kina”, Shell Pendant
In New Guinea, “Kina” means “shell” and also means “money.” Today, in the 20th century, shell currency can still be exchanged for paper money.
Used As a pendant and also as tribal currency.
Radiant traditional red ochre pigment.
Mounted on a precision solid bronze stand.
Papua New Guinea.
Sizes/Dimensions: Height On Stand: 9.75” Width: 7.50”