Stemed Stone Bowl.
Neolithic, 2000 to 5000 BP
Western Highlands
Papua New Guinea

About 40 stemmed or nobbed stone bowls
have been found. There purpose
in prehistoric times is unkown
Modern people have attributed them to
the earlist creation ancestors
and they are regarded as particulary important
and magically powerful objects, ritually used
to promote the fertility of their pigs.

Made of Basalt
Diameter 6 inches
Height 5 inches
Collected circa 1960.

Price 3600.00
CF: For related example see
New Guiena Art
Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection
of Marcia and John Friede
Fig 13, page 39

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