Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • bracelet, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • horn or tortoise shell, string or plant fiber, pigment, incising, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 7.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Glenn M. Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3605

The wide segment of horn or tortoise shell is joined with woven fibers into a bracelet. It is decorated with three incised ovoids with geometric designs inside. The area between the ovoids is filled with bands of wavy lines separated from each other by straight lines. There is a sawtooth pattern around one bracelet edge.