University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-22-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cotton
Shell
Plant Fiber
Fur
Pigment
Height: 12cm
Width: 34.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Leonard and Helen Evelev, 2003

Description

Head or hair ornament. Oval piece of cotton cloth covered with rows of nassa shells, chain stitched through fabric. At center an open "I" shaped area of cloth, colored with red pigment. Plaited ties of plant fiber at ends. Attached to one tie, a scrap of cuscus (possum) fur.


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