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Concave, circular shell ornament of baler shell (Melo amphora) with intricate turtle shell fretwork secured, through central perforation, to white concave side with twisted plant fibre cord through one small European white shell button. Cruciform fretwork of concentric triangles, three sides with arrowhead-shaped cut-outs on outer edges, enclosed by crenellated circle. Yellow striations from shell exterior remain on ground and polished reverse.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.50 centimetres
Thickness: 0.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Tied-on printed label:
DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION
[added in pencil] Roro
Expedition label stamped DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION written in pencil reads: 'Roro'. Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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