Necklace, Cowrie shell; Unknown maker; Pre 2006; RI.RT210

Name/Title

Necklace, Cowrie shell

About this object

A necklace made of cowrie shells with honey-coloured circles on top of the shells. The shells are threaded onto cotton string which has broken and the necklace is tangled.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

Pre 2006

Place Made

Oceania

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, shell, cowrie shell
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Measurements

Necklace length: l 250 mm
Cowrie shell average size: l 13 mm x 8 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Pacific

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

personal effects

Object number

RI.RT210

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