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Shell nose ornament, circular; "U"-shaped gap, braced on either side with wax, cut into the shell to fit the septum; conus shell.
- Production date
Diameter: 5.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Shell nose ornament (‘pokei ngumb’: literally ‘nose pokei’) donated by Bongl, of the Komblo sub-group Kulka Aluakup Kirilngalem. For an account of the making of the collection of which this is part, see ‘Paradise: portraying the New Guinea Highlands’ by Michael O’Hanlon (British Museum Press, 1993).
No field number: given as a gift and not numbered but see Oc1990,09.356 for another shell ornament from same source.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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