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Ear Ornament

Object Number:P23B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Kapuas River
Materials:Copper Alloy
Length: 19 cm
Width: 3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899


Ear ornament. Grunjon tampil. Ear ornament. Grunjon tampil. The edge of the outer ear is punctured "in a series of small holes about an eighth of an inch apart, extending from the lobe all aroun the ear to where it joins with the skin of the head. In these diminutive holes they insert . . . an elaborate ornament of open brass rings . . . connected, . . with a narrow band of brass, from which are suspended many small diaond-shaped pieces of the same metal, which clink and jingle and glitter." (Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters, p 156.)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Davenport, William H. "Selections from the Exhibition: The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rainforest". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 30. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 44 (j), leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, pp 45-46 and Fig. 2View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Furness, William H. 1902. The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-lore.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 156View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 98View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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