University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 55-17-66
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Date Made: Before 1954
Early Date: 1944
Late Date: 1954
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pandanus
Cottonwood Wool
Feather
Cottonwood Wool
Height: 33cm
Width: 11.2cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Rigid pandanus ring, with pendant feathers and cottonwood wool. Ring colored dark with gum or pigment. Feathers cut, with straight edges. One of a set of arm rings worn at elbows as part of funeral costume.


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