Oceanic Art - Boar's Tusk Pectoral, Papua New Guinea

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Boar's tusk pectoral
Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Boar's tusks, fiber, shell
Early 20th century

8.5 inches wide by 4 inches high (21.5 by 10 cm)

Three tusks on each side are joined at the center and on the edges with bush fiber. String is knotted to a piece of shell, which may have served as a clasp, now broken. Ex Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, Hawaii.


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