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Length of twisted plant fibre cord strung at either end with pale pink Oliva sp. shells; Conus sp. shell rings, dog teeth and small shell beads, one red (likely Spondylus or Chama sp.) strung at centre. Further bundle of beaten plant fibre with twisted cord looped through perforation at top of small animal bone with yellow-brown patina. Red ?European string tied between olive shells; strand of dark curly human hair caught in cord and one loose dog tooth, also perforated at top.
- Production date
Length: 13.50 centimetres (laid flat)
Width: 28 centimetres (laid flat)
- Curator's comments
"Autopa" written on Seligmann label. "Mekeo" on small circular label.
Expedition label made by Dennison & Co. annotated by BM reads: 'AUTOPA 1906 10. 13 108'. Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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