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neck-ornament

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc1898,1011.9

  • Description

    Neck ornament made of wool cord.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 42 inches (from original registration - doubled)
  • Curator's comments

    Registration slip description, written in 1898?:
    N.W. Australia Tableland Sherlock Riv.
    Hank of 2 ply twisted cord, bound at two points - made of wool.
    Neck wear (Malliera) of wool.
    Tableland
    Obtd by donor

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc1898,1011.9


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