Finger Chopper Tool!

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Finger Chopper Tool!
200.00USD+ (40.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 10:32UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4044
Title: (b)Finger Chopper Tool!(/b)
Description: It was a custom of the Dani Tribe for grieving widows to chop off the tops of one or more fingers to gratify and drive away spirits. Special stone finger choppers were made, considered to be sacred tools. The stone was believed to have power and the whole chopper was used as an amulet (liru). See NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=227.
Low Estimate: 550
High Estimate: 1100
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