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Head Ornament

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Nauru
Culture:
Nauru
Medium:
Turtle shell, feathers, fiber, coral beads
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 x W. 24 1/2 in. (30.8 x 62.2 cm)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of American Friends of the Israel Museum, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.545.6
Not on view
Hiltrup Mission Museum, Hiltrup, Germany, by ca. 1938 until ca. 1971; Thomas Schultze-Westrum, Munich, Germany and London, ca. 1971–1981; John A. Friede, New York, 1981–1983; Martin and Faith-dorian Wright, New York, in 1983; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, through American Friends of the Israel Museum, New York, in 1983

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