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Ear Plug

Object Number:2003-31-27A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bagobo
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Mindanao
Date Made: Before 1905
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Length: 1.5 cm
Width: 2 cm
Outside Diameter:2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:CIVIC1993.X.358A - Other Number

Description

Wooden cylinder, sides ridged, plant fiber tied around center. One face covered with metal: sun burst design in double circle. Ear plug. Identified by comparison with P2697A-E. Pairs of such plugs are connected by strings of beads, which pass under the chin.

Exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, St. Louis 1904.

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