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nose ornament

nose ornament
Nose ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017342 - 31/10/1907, nose ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
nose ornament
Label:
Nose ornament 'kilboub' made from a shell. Worn by men through a hole in the nose for ceremonies and warfare. Collected for the Museum in 1907 by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch on Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait. (24.3x1.2cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017342
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
1:
Nose ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Nose ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
A nose ornament, ( one of three,) made from Trochus niloticus shell. They are said to be worn by men through a hole in their nasal septums as adornment for warfare ceremonies. They are known as "kilboub" or "kirkup" by the Meriam people. This was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (13.3-24x0.7-1.2cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown