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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Mangodumbo
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Shell
Tusk
Height: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:251 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Face has two triangular flaps above forehead. Chin divides into three. Outlined with nassa shells; cowries for eyes, one on central flap. Face framed by three split boar's tusks on each side, fastened behind. Straps covered with cowries.

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