skull; neck ornament

A chief's skull on neck sling. The skull is decorated with lines of regular painted dots. Attached to it is a kind of harness constructed from a length of thin rope attached to either side. The rope runs over the top of the skull and forms a loop which extends out from the bottom of the front of the skull. From the cord on the top of the skull regular bundles of strings of dentalium shells are suspended. Label: one blue exhibition label, printed.

would have been carried by a relative of the deceased

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