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Dagger

Object Number:58-17-24B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Asmat (uncertain)
Provenience: Southwest Coast, New Guinea (uncertain)
New Guinea (uncertain)
Culture Area: Asmat
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bone
Seed
Feather
Plant Fiber
Length: 30.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Cassowary humerus, polished and cut to a point. Distal end covered with closely netted fiber "cap" to which is attached an ornament of grey and red seeds and black tubes with tufts of cassowary feathers at the ends.

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