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Jewelry and other bodily adornments serve a variety of purposes. Certain objects are symbolic of the wealth and prestige of the wearer, while others serve as protective devices that ward off spiritual and physical harm. Among many Oceanic communities, the importance of bodily adornment carried...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Oceania, 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 55.5 cm (7 1/2 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2644

Medium or Technique

shells, fabric, paint?

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments