B-5 Prehistoric Glass Bangle & Earrings

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B-5 Prehistoric Glass Bangle & Earrings

Humboldt Bay region, West Papua, Indonesia. 17thC or earlier.

These glass bangles became immensely valuable, traded from the Indonesian islands to the west; they were trade items to acquire the valued Bird of Paradise feathers and other exotic tropical products. The Dutch manufacturing copies in Holland to use in trade in the late 18thC; however, these copies were never accepted. These glass objects are ancient and originals.

a) 9 cm diam     b) 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm diam

a) $1800

Size Various

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