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Loan Object

Cowrie Shell Necklace

mid-18th to 19th century

Plaiting and applique with cowrie shells, rattan, cotton and string

28 × 25.5 × 3.5 cm (11 × 10 1/16 × 1 3/8 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2016.13.41
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Malaysia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: P. Kesner (2013-10-31)

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