Ornament

Description
A flat section of slate, with an incised and painted design on each surface, hung on fishing line threaded with seed beads. Shown here is the face depicting the national emblem of Papua New Guinea, a bird of paradise astride a quiver and arrow.
Collected in the 1960s.
Accession Loan No.
36/2000/1
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
ornament
Simple Name
necklace
Full Name
shell necklace
Dimensions
whole exc beads height 134 mm; whole width 163 mm
Production Year High
2000
Production County
Highlands
Production Country
Papua New Guinea
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
slate like mineral; seeds; nylon
Function Name
personal ornament souvenir (tourism)
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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