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  • working New Guinea 1930s

Goldlip expert at work, Mt Hagen c. 1930 Description: The back of the shell is chipped off as shown, after which this surface is polished by rubbing. The shell is suspended by a cord through 2 holes at the outer edges. The bamboo strips shown represent the possession of 10 shells for each strip
Place made: Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: photographs, carbon photograph Carbon print Support: unmounted

Dimensions: 26.0 h x 16.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.1054