Breast Ornament


From: New Guinea

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-33-108
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea
Section Oceanian
Materials Shell | Plant Fiber | Bark

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.

Height 13.5 cm
Width 15.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1993.X.246 - Other Number | CIVIC1993.X.246 - Other Number

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