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Penis Sheath

Object Number:29-50-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Sepik River, 725 km. from mouth
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Gourd
Lizard Skin
Plant Fiber
Width: 9.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924

Description

Of calabash. Burnt decoration similar to 29-50-1; only two triangles. Band of lizard skin and tube of basketwork near wide end. Slender plaited string with tassels attached.

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