The Penn Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Learn more.
logo

Dagger

Object Number:84-8-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Korowori River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bone
Clay
Shell
Feathers
Length: 33.5 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Walter O. Hoffman, 1984

Description

Cassowary bone dagger with human head modelled in reddish clay at top. Cowrie shell eyes. Nassa shells inlaid around edge of jaw, across forehead, at back of head and neck. Cassowary feathers at top of head and down back of head to nape of neck. Feathers shedding.

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org