Mouth or pectoral ornament

Papau New Guinea
20th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 54.5 x 16.5 cm (21 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.34

Medium or Technique

String, cowry shell applique, boar's tusks

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Mouth or pectoral ornament with anthropomorphic face.

Provenance

1960s, acquired by Genevieve McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Genevieve McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2013, gift of the Genevieve McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession date: January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the McMillan-Stewart Foundation