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Old Man's Beard Ornament (Pavahina)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Marquesan
MEDIUM Hair, sennit
DATES before 1938
DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 3 3/4 in. (18.5 x 9.5 cm)
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
PROVENANCE Prior to 1938, provenance not yet documented; by 1938, acquired by Thor Heyerdahl of Lillehammer, Norway; May 1942, purchased from Thor Heyerdahl by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ornament of old man's beard (pavahina); the hair is yellowed and grouped in 28 strands, the tops of which are wrapped with sennit cord
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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