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Breast Ornament

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Object Number:
CIVIC1993.X.246
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
New Guinea
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Shell
Plant Fiber
Bark
Description:
Large oval piece of bailer (?) shell, colored brown on convex side. Twisted fiber cord attached near top by loops of fiber secured to turtle shell bar on the other (concave) side. Turtle shell bar carved to represent crocodile, with heads at both ends. Bar 7.5 cm. long. Convex side white.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Number:
1993.X.246   -   Other Number

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