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New Guinea armband of tortoiseshell

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New Guinea armband of tortoiseshell


New Guinea armband of tortoiseshell
Forani Collection
Cat. No: IC71/4-142

Protective armband made from a single thick unpolished plate of tortoiseshell bent into a cylindrical shape and laced closed with rattan hidden under a knot of woven vegetable fiber, the outer surface decorated with incised arabesque designs. 20th century, Sepik River, New Guinea. L max 20.50 cm. D max 10.50 cm. Acquired: Middle Sepik River, New Guinea.

Photo: John Noone IMG_0834

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