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Title

Necklace (forehead ornament?)

collected 1972


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Sisimin Ok Om River Sandaun Province Papua New Guinea


Date

collected 1972


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

2 pig tusks, 7 cowrie shells, plant fibre string


Dimensions

9.2 x 15.3 x 2.2 cm :

0 - Whole, 9.2 cm (3 5/8"), height from tusk to base of cowrie band

0 - Whole, 15.3 cm (6"), width from tusk to tusk

0 - Whole, 2.2 cm (7/8"), dimensions variable


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

721.1979