Charm

Description
According to researcher Ben Burt charms of various shapes were used throughout the New Georgia group, and were known generically as ‘spirit invocation’ (Ronongga rangasake). They were worn by men as ornaments and also tied to warrior-charm (lingomo) sticks.
Accession Loan No.
57/1926/59
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
charm
Simple Name
ornament
Full Name
charm ‘spirit invocation’
Dimensions
whole length 73 mm; whole W 65 mm
Production Year High
pre 1924
Production County
New Georgia style
Production Country
Solomon Islands
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
shell
Function Name
charm
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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