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Old Man's Beard Ornament (Pavahina)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Marquesan
MEDIUM Hair, sennit
DATES before 1938
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (12 x 23.5 cm)  (show scale)
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 an old man's beard; the hair is yellowed and grouped in about 50 strands, the tops of which are wrapped with coconut fiber and black human hair
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Marquesan. Old Man's Beard Ornament (Pavahina), before 1938. Hair, sennit, 4 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (12 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.108. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.211.108.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.42.211.108.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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