Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace with pendant
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • necklace with pendant, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • teeth, gum resin, pigment, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3968

The necklace is made with many thin strands of twisted plant fiber. The large triangular pendant, possibly made of resin, is colored with red pigment and white dots. The bottom edge of the pendant has six pointed teeth and another tooth that looks like a human incisor.