University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKina
Object Number: 2003-22-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea
New Guinea Highlands
Height: 7.5cm
Width: 18cm
Credit Line:Gift of Leonard and Helen Evelev, 2003


Crescent shaped necklace (kina) of gold-lip mother-of-pearl shell. Holes drilled at the two points, into which a white silk cord is knotted and stitiched. On one knot, traces of red pigment, possibly indicating festival wear. Small shallow hole, probably natural, about four cm. from one tip.

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