Medicine Bilum Bag


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Artifact Identification Medicine Bilum Bag   (2006.09.0001)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Ceremonial Artifacts : Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Oceania--Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands or Enga
Period/Date Contemporary, 20th century
Culture Melanesian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 34.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 18 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 13.6 cm
Weight 672 g
Measuring Remarks All measurements and weight are of the object inside a plastic bag. JAZ 08/23/06
Materials Metal--Copper, Textile, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales
Manufacturing Processes Crocheting, Dyeing, Joining, Piercing
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

MacKenzie, Maureen Anne. Androgynous Objects: String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea. Switzerland, Harwood Academic Publishers. 1991.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Anonymous Gift
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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