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Loan Object

Head-Hunter’s Ear Ornament

late 19th–early 20th century

Casque of a rhinoceros hornbill

9 × 7 × 7 cm (3 9/16 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in.)
base: 5 × 4 × 5 cm (1 15/16 × 1 9/16 × 1 15/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.316
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia
Culture: 
probably Kenyah
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: R. Burawoy, Paris.

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