University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P229
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Date Made: Before 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 5cm
Width: 24.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Flat piece of wood carved to leave a pattern in high relief. The block is inked and pressed onto the skin as a guide for the tattooing. Catalogued as "Ulun orang" = head of a prawn.


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