Old Man's Beard Ornament (Pavahina)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
A. Augustus Healy Fund
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.
Ornament of old man's beard (pavahina); the hair is yellowed and in 13 groups which are wrapped with sennit cord
This item is not on view
Marquesan. Old Man's Beard Ornament (Pavahina), before 1938. Hair, sennit, 6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (16.5 x 8.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.211.3.jpg)
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