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Arm Ring

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Object Number:
55-17-66
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tiwi
Provenience:
Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Date Made:
Before 1954
Early Date:
1944
Late Date:
1954
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Pandanus
Cottonwood Wool
Feather
Cottonwood Wool
Description:
Rigid pandanus ring, with pendant feathers and cottonwood wool. Ring colored dark with gum or pigment. Feathers cut, with straight edges. One of a set of arm rings worn at elbows as part of funeral costume.
Height:
33cm
Width:
11.2cm
Credit Line:
National Geographic - University Museum Expedition, Jane C. Goodale

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