Chest ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2966
Item name
Chest ornament 
Category
Bodywear
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Map
Collector
Reverend J. B. McCarthy  
Acquisition date
January 01, 1952 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend J. B. McCarthy  
Raw material
Shells (Conus sp. and Spondylus sp.); plant fibre string
Dimensions
H: W: 70 mm L: 450 mm D: Circum:

Description

Chest ornament with white shell pendant and red shell discs thread on plant fibre.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
In the Red exhibition label: Dance pendant, before 1952.

Alan West (valuer) suggests this pendant may come originally from Papua New Guinea [1999].

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