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Catalog Number Ky-168
Object Name Ornament, Ear
Description Wood wrapped and covered in string; at the top of the string-wrapped wood is mother of pearl decoration that is adhered to the wood with an organic material; two strings with blue and red beads and nutshells hang from the top as well; twisted and knotted string hangs from the other end of the wood.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kayapo
Date 1974
Material wood, string, nutshells, beads, shells
Dimensions L-13.4 cm
Dimension Details Length is of solely the wood/mother of pearl sections
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-09-02
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Mother of pearl ends. Nutshell pendants. All cotton string bases
OCM Categories 301, 237