- 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.
- Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of New Britain Island.
- 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.
- Beads that are created from natural shells, usually having a hole drilled in the shell to allow stringing. May also include beads having shells as a material, carved or ground down so as to not resemble shells when completed.
- General term for material made from tusks, which are large protruding teeth found in elephants, walruses, narwhals, and boars. Tusks, like other teeth, have a soft center surrounded by hard dentin primarily composed of calcium hydroxyapatite with smaller amounts of calcium carbonate, calcium fluoride, magnesium phosphate, and ossein. A hard durable enamel forms a smooth outer surface. Tusk has been used to make sculptures, handles, and other items.
- General term for materials comprising fibers or other components that are created by weaving. Includes, but not limited to, woven textiles.
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Owner Name: The Field Museum
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Richard Parkinson in 1908
Disposal Method: Donation
Ownership Start Date: 1908
Ownership End Date: October 1, 1969
Owner Name: Richard Parkinson
Place: New Britain, Papua new Guinea
Acquisition Method: Field Collected
Disposal Method: Sold to The Field Museum
Ownership Start Date: Between 1879-1908
Ownership End Date: 1908
Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
Anthony JP Meyer,
(Koln: Konemann, 1995),
Figure Number: 178
Thirty Years in the South Seas: Land and People, Customs and Traditions in the Bismark Archipelago and on the German Solomon Islands
(Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press, December 15, 2010),
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