Pendant

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

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
501
Item name
Pendant 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin-Daly region > Port Keats
Map
Collector
Reverend W. Flynn 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend W. Flynn 
Raw material
Shell, pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera); ochre
Dimensions
H: 129 mm W: 114 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Incised pearl shell pubic cover infilled with red ochre.

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: Pubic cover, early - mid 20th century. Pearl shells are traded from the Kimberley into Central Australia. Attributed to Western or Central Australia.

Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's.

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