Shells were often borrowed and lent when needed for ceremonial occasions and given sacred meaning through their association with ancestral cults. This Bailer shell ornament has a an anthropomorphic lizard form resembling those seen on a shield placed in side with string holding it in place that is fastened in the back. This would be a lovely addition to your collection or home. Mid-20th Century COMES ON A STAND Shows age, but is in good condition. Museum Quality Bailer Shell on Stand 9 3/4" tall Shell 6" tall 4" wide 1" deep Lizard 4" long 1" wide Shell Tail 3 long AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Bailer Shell Pectoral Wealth Necklace Boiken Tribe" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.