Overmodeled tortoise skull

Ref : Vanuatu 05

Overmodeled tortoise skull Collected in Toman island, southwestern coast of Malekula, Vanuatu during the 60's this overmodeled tortoise skull was used as a fisherman charm.The skull is decorated with vegetable matter, pig tusk, wood and pigments.

Length : 20 cm / 8 inch
Height : 14cm / 5.5 inch
Width : 18 cm / 7 inch

Provenance : Tomman island, East-Malekula Island, Vanuatu

Ex Nicolai Michoutouchkine (Russia-Vanuatu) collection
Ex Michael E. Kuntz  (Houston-USA) collection

Estimated age : 1950/60