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Object Number:89-17-55
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Seed Husk
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:65 A - Other Number

Description

Seed penis sheath (orom yop, type mamundin yop). Whitish seed shell, with waist cord (see 89-17-54 A-C). Two holes burned with nail; before steel would have been made with bone awl. These seeds are found near the Ok Tedi River; this particular seed was found in cassowary excreta. Made by Anti Wungmo, Ketbiran clan, Dome village. Purchased from maker 9/12/88. Made for collection.


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