University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P2414
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Australia
Western Australia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pearl Shell
Pigment
Technique:Incised
Length: 19cm
Width: 14cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number18817 - Oldman Number
F43 - Other Number

Description

Large oval piece of pearl shell decorated with meander patterns filled with red pigment (ochre). Perforated for hair belt (not present). Man's shield. Used as clothing. Shell covered and colored. Enui totem?


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