From: Southwest Coast, New Guinea (uncertain) | New Guinea (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 58-17-25
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Asmat (uncertain)
Provenience Southwest Coast, New Guinea (uncertain) | New Guinea (uncertain)
Culture Area Asmat
Section Oceanian
Materials Crocodile Jaw | Plant Fiber | Seed

Made from a jaw bone, probably of a crocodile. Front tooth still in place but others are missing. Netted "cap" of bark (?) fiber fits over first tooth and socket of second. "Cap" has traces of red paint and several pendants coming from it of fiber and grey seeds ending in shredded tassels.

Length 42 cm
Width 7 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

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