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Breast Ornament ( Kap-kap)

1909-1913 or Earlier
Shell, Turtle shell, and string
State: Field Collected 1909-1913

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.43 x 11.43 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.E3.3
Other Number(s): 135034;1113 ()
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Manus, Admiralty Islands
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments

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  • Manus - Describes the style and culture of the inhabitants of the Manus Islands. The artwork of the peoples of Manus consists primarily of woodcarvings of the human figure, commonly in combination with crocodiles and fish. Wooden beds were produced by the Manus people; Manus beds were the only large furniture produced in Melanesia.
  • Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
  • Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
  • Papua New Guinea
  • shell - Material comprising the usually hard outer covering of a fruit, nut, or seed.

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  • Owner Name: The Field Museum
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Donation
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: June 23, 1913
    Ownership End Date: October 1, 1969

  • Owner Name: A. B. Lewis
    Role: Collector
    Place: Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea
    Acquisition Method: Field Collected during Joseph N. Field Expedition
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 1909-1913
    Ownership End Date: June 23, 1913
    Remarks: Admirality Islands, New Guinea territory; Acquired by A. B. Lewis during Joseph N. Field expedition 1909-1913 and received at the Field Museum 23 June, 1913.

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