University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-33-108
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Plant Fiber
Bark
Height: 13.5cm
Width: 15.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1993.X.246 - Other Number
CIVIC1993.X.246 - Other Number

Description

Large oval piece of bailer (?) shell, colored brown on convex side. Twisted fiber cord attached near top by loops of fiber secured to turtle shell bar on the other (concave) side. Turtle shell bar carved to represent crocodile, with heads at both ends. Bar 7.5 cm. long. Convex side white.


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