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Ornament

Object Number:2003-32-93
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Plant Fiber
Flying Fox Fur
Length: 12.8 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1993.X.286 - Other Number
13440 - Other Number

Description

Thick plaited cord of plant fiber and flying fox fur, with tassel of small olive shells. See similar object in Roger Boulay, De jade et de nacre (1900) p. 86., decorating a conus shell arm ring. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Book] Boulay, Roger. 1990. De jade et de nacre.. Paris. Reunion des Musees Nationaux. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 86View Objects related to this Type Citation

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