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Mouth or pectoral ornament

Mouth or pectoral ornament with anthropomorphic face.


1960s, acquired by Genevieve McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Genevieve McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2013, gift of the Genevieve McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession date: January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the McMillan-Stewart Foundation

Papau New Guinea, 20th century


Length x width: 54.5 x 16.5 cm (21 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

String, cowry shell applique, boar's tusks


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment