University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:68-7-83A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Kiriwina (uncertain)
Dobu (uncertain)
Trobriand Islands
Date Made: 1919-1925
Early Date: 1919
Late Date: 1925
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from W. H. Marshall, 1968

Description

For betel. Black hardwood. a: Geometric design on top, geometric face. Center, snake below, lime filling b: Lozenge shape handle c: Feather-shaped handle. d: Curvilinear humanoid figure on top curvilinear design above blade e: Ring figure on top, feather-shaped form in the middle; stylized human face above blade.


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