Lot 56: A fine and rare Ontong Java Shell Chisel

A fine and rare Ontong Java Shell Chisel, Ontong Java; Solomon Islands

The exceptionally rare chisel made from fossilized giant clam shell, and carved into an elongated form with sharp rounded cutting edge at top. Objects from Ontong Java are rare and do not often come to market. L. 7 1/2"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Collected by Dr. Gerald Bloom as part of the Harvard epidemiological expeditions of the Solomon Islands and papua New Guinea, in the 1950's.

Price Realized: $70

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