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Object Number:89-17-54C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Seed Husk
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:34 C - Other Number

Description

Penis sheaths of wild mango seed (orom yop, type karap yop) (karap = wild mango, yop = seed or fruit). Shell of wild mago seed, which must be collected from along the Fly River. Hole punched with an awl, Gnetum strings attached. Long string goes around the waist; short string (missing on A and B) loops around testicles. Worn as everyday male penis covering (testicles not covered). A and B made by Nem Kowop, Meremkop clan, Dome village. Purchased from maker 7/20/88. No information on C other than that it was obtained in Dome village.


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