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Breast Ornament

Object Number:29-50-48
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Yentshemangua
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cloth
Plant Fiber
Cowrie
Length: 71 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:250 - Other Number

Description

Man's breast ornament. Band of plaited fibres covered on forward surface with large cowries, ending in strings for fastening. At each end of band proper a piece of bone of ellipsoidal shape to which is fastened imitation of metal chain. From centre of band hangs a bunch of fibres and several of feathers.

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