University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:86-11-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Admiralty Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Gum
Cotton
Height: 55 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Walcott Merrow, 1986

Description

Carved wooden head, with pierced ears and headdress which curves down to back of hollow torso with two pegs (legs?) at bottom. Attached to torso by means of a plaited fiber band and black gum/resin, 26 long black frigate bird feathers, notched for most of their length. Attached to crown of head, a long strip of dirty knotted cloth. Wooden parts decorated with geometric carving, black pigment. Much damage to gum/resin. Worn around the neck, at the back, by a warrior going into battle.


Bibliography:

[Book] Wingert, Paul S., and Linton, Ralph. 1946. Arts of the South Seas.. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 171View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Nevermann, Hans. 1934. Admiralitats-Inseln.. Friederichsen, de Gruyter & Co. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 150, Taf. 7, # 5View Objects related to this Type Citation

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