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Pubic Ornament

Pendant

Object Number:P2415
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Western Australia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pearl Shell
Pigment
Technique:Incised
Length: 19 cm
Width: 14 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number:18818 - Oldman Number

Description

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

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. 2b, p. 88View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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