University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-50-93A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Tambunum
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Height: 20 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:276 - Other Number

Description

Soft wood base in which is stuck a carved and painted human head. Part of a composite hair ornament that has been disassembled. Description of complete ornament: concavo-convex oblong of soft wood in which are stuck 3 composite plumes of coloured and white feathers (2 may not belong to this object) and a head like 29-50-92. Pin for sticking ornament in hair is missing (this may be 29-50-82).


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