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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-44
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Tambunum
Locus: Tambunum
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Feather
Height: 52 cm
Length: 26 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:260 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Plaited fabric consisting of 2 straps for suspension uniting in triangular piece below with suggestion of eyes and nose. From loop which suggests latter [i.e.nose], hang bunches of feathers.

Back of card reads: "Man's Collar: Of netting with shell [cowry] and feather decoration. The triangular pendant part of the netting foundation is a conventionalized human face. Northeastern New Guinea, Sepik River [3] Kambringi."

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