Ceremonial Artifact


Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number CIVIC1993.X.300
Current Location Collections Storage
Section Oceanian
Materials Bone | Glass | Cloth | Plant Fiber | Vertebra

U-shaped, with remnants of plant fiber ties (?) at top ends. Three bands: inside narrow band wrapped with white bark cloth (?); broader middle band covered with small red seeds; outer band of snake (?) vertebrae. Three circular attachments, at ends and middle, of concentric bands of alternating bark cloth (?) and red seeds. Blue-bordered sticker with number 2140, possibly indicating exhibition at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Length 40 cm
Width 32 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1993.X.300 - Old Museum Number | 2140 - Other Number

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