University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2017-14-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Indonesia
New Guinea
Papua Province
Baliem Valley
Materials:Bailer Shell
Nassa Shell
Plant Fiber
Length: 63 cm
Width: 15.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the collection of Robert C. and Mae R. Carter, 2017


Man's necklace. Large (22.5 cm.) oval piece of white bailer shell, suspended from four-strand band of braided plant fiber covered with three rows of nassa shells. On each side of the top of the central shell, three small rectangular pieces of similar shell. Twisted cord connector about 11 cm. from top of shell.

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