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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-43
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Kanduonum
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Cowrie
Tusk
Length: 56 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:256 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Face as 29-50-42; cowries only for eyes. Protruded tongue. Instead of boar's tusks behind is a basketwork frame of which three curved elements at each side suggest relationship to former. The three lower triangular flaps are tipped with cus-cus fur. Between two main upper triangular flaps is a third, smaller. Straps.

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