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Title

Yogo (shell necklace)

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Benabena people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Media categories

Jewellery , Weaving


Materials used

25 large cowrie shells (Ovula ovum), green snail shell (Turbo marmoratus), plaited plant-fibre cord, rattan


Dimensions

overall 140 cm length; 6.0 cm depth; green snail shell 13.5 cm length; cowrie shells 7.0 to 10.0 cm length :

Dimensions variable, 138 cm, outside cord circumference (approx.)


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

707.1979



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 110 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 56