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Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0318   CAS 1984-0008-0318; Ear ornament
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Ear ornament
Culture Melanesian: ni-Vanuatu
Global Region Oceania
Country Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
Other Geographic Data Northern Vanuatu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1926
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Cane reed
Description Ear ornament worn through pierced earlobe by men or women (dependent upon wearer's status, ornament's design, and occasion) made from length of cane reed that is incised along its entire length with geometric designs that are then inked in black.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 0.9, Length = 34.0