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Fighting Cap

Object Number:P1139A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Rattan
Civet Cat Skin
Goat Hair
Cowrie Shell
Orang-utan Hair
Glass
Cone Shell
Nassa Shell
Clouded Leopard Tooth
Height: 17 cm
Width: 50 cm
Outside Diameter:20 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Fighting cap. "[War-cap] of rattan and split bamboo." (Furness, The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters, following p. 92) Woven rattan base covered with spotted civit cat skin. Peaked top of yellow and black beadwork. "Face" composed of round shell eye and oval shell nose, mouth with cowrie shell teeth and four leopard tooth fangs, flanked by hanks of orangutan hair. Black and white tail feather of rhinoceros hornbill (P1139B).

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. "Selections from the Exhibition: The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rainforest". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 30. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39 (c)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, Plate 93, top leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Furness, William H. 1902. The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-lore.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: following p. 92View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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