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Fighting Jacket

Object Number:P1152
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madang
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Pliran River
Date Made: Before 1897
Early Date: 1850
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Sun Bear Skin
Hornbill Casque
Glass
Hornbill Feather
Shell
Height: 93 cm
Width: 50 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Fighting jacket made of the skin of a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). Hole at top for head. Back covered with rows of tail feathers of the Rhinoceros Hornbill, trimmed to points top and bottom and suspended by short strings of glass beads, and a fringed panel of black and yellow glass beads. Front (on wearere's chest) decorated with rhinoceros hornbill beaks and casques and a large pearl shell disc.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

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 (a) and (b)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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