Magic Stone with Fossil from Central Sepik River Village, PNG

Item BR121 

This Item was Sold on 24 June 2008 for $151

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This magic stone was acquired in a Central Sepik River Village in Papua New Guinea. The stone is circular and appears to have echinoid or other fossils embedded within the stone matrix. The stone is worn very smooth through human handling. It is not a " found " artifact, but was purchased directly from a native of the Sepik village. Stone age men from this region used fossils for ritual purposes. This stone just fills up your hand when it is held and is rather appealing. It would also make a terrific paperweight.

Length = 70 mm ; Weight = 230 gm

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