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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Kaulagu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Shell
Tusk
Height: 38 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:258 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Face constructed as 29-50-29. Oval with semicircular flaps for ears. Ornament consisting of two pieces of shell simulating split boar's tusks passed through septum of nose. 2 split boar's tusks hang behind face; also bunches of feathers. Necklace portion consists of cowries strung on fibre cord.

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