(Papua New Guinea)
17.6 x 12.9cm:
0 - Whole; 17.6cm (6 15/16"); length across gold-lipped oyster shell shard
0 - Whole; 12.9cm (5 1/16"); overall height
0 - Whole; 5.6cm (2 3/16"); diameter of conus shell disc
Tony Tuckson (Egypt; England; Australia, b.1921, d.1973) (Author), Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Domain, 1973, 54. cat.no. H136; titled 'Nose, Men's ornament'
F. R. Strange Pty. Limited (Australia), Auction sale interesting objects from the collection of the late Sir Edward Hallstrom and other art pieces ... Sydney. Monday 14th August 1972, Sydney, 1972. lot no. 299
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 Oct 1974 -.