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Sepik region Shell money necklace 19-20th century Place made: Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, necklaces jewellery, shell, bush string of bark fibres
Dimensions: length 93.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Ruth Taplin 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.339
  • East Sepik Province, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea;
  • acquired by Judith Wood, who worked as a nurse in the East Sepik Province in the 1960s, and was later a dealer in Port Vila, Vanuatu;
  • bought by Ruth Taplin, Port Vila, 1973;
  • by whom offered as a gift to the National Gallery of Australia, March 2010