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penis sheath
  • Papua New Guinea
  • penis sheath, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • gourd
  • Object Length/Diameter: 27.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 13/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert P. Cobb
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3988

The long, narrow gourd tapers slightly over its length. Both ends are open, though it is not modified or decorated otherwise.

The hole in the smaller end, which has been broken off, accomodates a cord worn around the waist.