Breast Ornament


From: New Guinea | German New Guinea | Sepik River | Tambunum

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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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

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."

Height 52 cm
Length 26 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number 260 - Other Number

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