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Finger Ornaments

Object Number:P1316B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Lampong
Provenience: Sumatra
Komering Agong
Date Made: 1901
Early Date: 1901
Late Date: 1901
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Glass
Length: 14 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of H. M. Hiller and Alfred C. Harrison Jr., 1901

Description

Five long, curved hollow brass "nails," worn by dancers at wedding ceremonies. Chains of small glass beads with diamond-shaped pendants hanging from tips of two. Small holes at the bases for chains of small glass beads that originally connected them - now missing. Three of them still have loops of glass beads attached midway.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Majlis, Brigitte K. 2007. The Art of Indonesian Textiles The E. M. Bakwin Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.. The Art Institute of Chicago. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53 (Fig. 1)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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