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neck ornament

neck ornament
Neck ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017713 - 15/2/1909, neck ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
neck ornament
Label:
A necklace made of gastropods and other small shells and strung on European thread. It is said to be worn by Meriam women as a personal adornment and is known as "tabo kaub-kaub." It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907.
Keywords:
female
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
15/02/1909
Registration Number:
E017713
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
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Neck ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Neck ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
Neck ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony