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Ornament

Pendant

Object Number:31-33-50
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Western Australia
Fitzroy Crossing
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pearl Shell
Hair
Pigment
Technique:Incised
Length: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from A. E. West, 1931
Other Number:488 - Other Number

Description

Oval piece of pearl shell decorated with cross-hatched meanders and leaf (?) shapes, filled with black pigment. Perforated for human hair string (missing). Designs similar to those on 31-33-49, also from Fitzroy Crossing.

Bibliography:

[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. 1949. "The Interlocking Key Design in Aboriginal Australian Decorative Art". Mankind. pg. pp. 85-98 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 1c, p. 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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