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Ceremonial Artifact

Object Number:CIVIC1993.X.300
Current Location: Collections Storage
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bone
Glass
Cloth
Plant Fiber
Vertebra
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 - Other Number
2140 - Other Number

Description

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.

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