University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2004-12-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Iatmul (uncertain)
Provenience: New Guinea
Middle Sepik River (uncertain)
Materials:Coconut Fiber
Cowrie Shells
Height: 11cm
Length: 88cm
Width: 23cm
Credit Line:Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney, 2004


Cap worn by a bride when first entering her husband's house. Strips of plaited coconut fiber covered with cowrie shells, forming cap and extending down back. See Suzanne Greub, ed., Authority and Ornament: Art of the Sepik River, No. 23 for a similar example, with nassa shells.


[Catalogue] Greub, Suzanne. 1985. Authority and Ornament: Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23View Objects cited in this Publication

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