Neck ornament

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Registration number
40930
Item name
Neck ornament 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Lucy Wanapuyngu  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella)
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
August 22, 2013 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Gapuwiyak Culture & Arts Aboriginal Corporation 
Raw material
guamanian nerite shell (Theodoxus ovalaniensis), seeds, nylon, metal
Dimensions
H: W: 15 mm L: 640 mm D: Circum:

Description

Seed and shell necklace threaded with nylon and a metal clasp; shells alternate with three seeds, one black and two yellow. Registration marked with tag.

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