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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-35
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Timbunke
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Shell
Tusk
Height: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:365 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Face as 29-50-34. Covered with nassa shells; cowries for eyes. Nose ornament as 29-50-30. Two pairs of split boar's tusks fastened behind. Feathers. Straps.

Bibliography:

[Book] Wingert, Paul S. 1953. Art of the South Pacific Islands.. Thames & Hudson. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 37View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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