Collection Online
shell, fibre
21.3 × 14.5 × 2.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Todd Barlin, 2009
© the artists
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The ear shell ornament from Washkuk is made with graded shells threaded and strung on fibre rope with two crescent shell pieces attached at both ends. The ornament is worn across the forehead with the crescent pieces hooked around the ears.