Nose ornament

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Registration number
583
Item name
Nose ornament 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > South Australia > Central Australia > Ooldea
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Ooldea Mission 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Alan West (valuer) suggests with the resin at each end, this nose ornament may in fact be an item of sorcery. The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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