University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:CG920903-8442
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Asmat (uncertain)
Provenience: New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bone
Feather
Seed
Plant Fiber
Reed (plant)

Description

Skull with eye and nose holes filled with red pods (abrus pecatorius) and grey "Job’s tears" (coix lacryma jobi). No lower jaw. Decorated with tassels of cassowary feathers and reddish fiber, curved "bib" of netting of Job's tears. Hanging strap woven with zigzag pattern.


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