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Nose Ornament

Object Number:29-50-188
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Vogumash
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Tusk
Seed
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:443? - Other Number

Description

Two small boar's tusks fastened together by the thick ends. From the junction depend 5 strings of bisected "Job's tears" (Coix lachryma). See the woven masks, No. 29-50-30, etc. (Small ticket No. 443 presumably belongs to this)

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