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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Nagaland Tangkhul Naga Elephant Ivory Men’s Ear Plugs"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Old smooth mellow patina
Size: 3cm wide, 1.5cm high – 1¼ ins wide, ½ ins high (max)
See Finch & Co catalogue no. 15, item no. 66, for a single Naga ear plug
cf: circa 1890 photograph of Tangkhul men wearing ivory earplugs, Cambridge Centre For South Asian Studies