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Only recently did collectors develop an interest in personal adornments from Papua New Guinea. Such adornments reflect the variety of materials used by artists of the Sepik River area. Organic materials found locally or exchanged via trade are worked and arranged in dramatic juxtapositions. In...

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By 1967, Angoram, Papua New Guinea; 1967, to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Sepik, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Sepik, Papua New Guinea


Overall: 33 x 16.5 x 2 cm (13 x 6 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Melo shell, tortoiseshell, braided fiber


Africa and Oceania


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands