5 in HIGH x 6.75 in WIDE x 1 in DEEP
(12.70 cm HIGH x 17.14 cm WIDE x 2.54 cm DEEP)
New Guinea | South Pacific Ocean
Museum Purchase, Dr. John Rabe D.D.S. Collection

Necklet, made of cowry or egg shells procurred in New Guinea in 1870 "Cowries are the commonest currency, either loose in the hand or sewed vertically on to cord, with value calculated by length. The largest ropes of nine feet buy pigs and wives. [Hadden]" (gray notebook) "Necklet, made of small cowry procurred in New Guinea in 1870." (warehouse card) "Cataloguing confirmed by William Davenport, 2/95."

Used: Personal adornment

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