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Object Number:89-17-68
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Materials:Boar Tusk
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:13 A - Other Number


Boar's tusk scraper (awon ninggambo) (awon = pig, ninggambo = tooth). Boar's tusk, pointed and perforated, slightly ground on one inner radius. main use is for shaping black palm bows, using the natural honing facet. This one has been drilled to be used as a personal ornament as well. Purchased from Kebenam Aniap, Meremko clan, Dome village 4/24/88.

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