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A FINE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS STONE MORTAR

Currency:AUD Category:Antiques Start Price:250.00 AUD Estimated At:500.00 - 700.00 AUD
A FINE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS STONE MORTAR
A FINE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS STONE MORTARof conical form with flaring base and raised projections along outer rim, the bowl with remnant red pigment cover, PNG, 18cm
Provenance: from an Australian collection Note: these prehistoric bowls are used in the central highlands of New Guinea for magic rituals