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Object Number:29-50-196
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Kararau
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cord
Nassa
Length: 26 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:320 - Other Number

Description

Pointed stick (called "dagger") carved with representation of human head, breasts, and navel (nassa shell for the latter and for eyes). Pendent lengths of knotted cord, two of which hold fragments of engraved cocoanut shell.


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