Very Rare Aboriginal Pointing Bone w Birds Talon Nails Central Aus Early 20thC
January 17, 2020
This is a very rare pointing bone from the. Arrernte people who live in Central Australia and was collected in the first half of the 20thC. The bone is a long fine example with fine surface engraved designs to the upper surface, the top has a clump of resin securing the human hair string which terminates in two resin balls each having two bird talon nails? I have only had one other necklace from this area with bird talons attached so this is a rare object. The bone measures 23cm and the total length is 57cm in length. Domestic Sale only on this item due to it’s sacred nature. The item “Very Rare Aboriginal Pointing Bone w Birds Talon Nails Central Aus Early 20thC” is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania”. The seller is “dingoblood” and is located in Montville. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: Australia
- Era: 1960s