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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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Leonard and Helen Evelev

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