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Necklace

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Native Name:
Kina
Object Number:
2003-22-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
New Guinea
New Guinea Highlands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Shell
Silk
Pigment
Description:
Crescent shaped necklace (kina) of gold-lip mother-of-pearl shell. Holes drilled at the two points, into which a white silk cord is knotted and stitiched. On one knot, traces of red pigment, possibly indicating festival wear. Small shallow hole, probably natural, about four cm. from one tip.
Height:
7.5cm
Width:
18cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Leonard and Helen Evelev, 2003

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