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Cassowary bone, a&b bound together for magic

Museum number:
11-38545a,b
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ark:/21549/hm211138545a@2cb
Accession number:
Acc.2219
Object count:
2
Description:
Two pieces of cassowary breast bone bound together; magical object; used to cure person wounded by arrow (worn on chest around neck by victim)
Donor:
Klaus Koch and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Pasikni Village, Central Jalemo, West Papua Province
Culture or time period:
Indonesian cultures and Yali people
Materials:
Bone (material)
Taxon:
Casuarius
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies
Accession date:
1967
Department:
Cat. 11 - Oceania (incl. Australia)
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