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Predicate Object 11 Nov 2016 2016-11-11T00:00:00.000Z 2016-11-11T00:00:00.000Z 2016.85.5 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2016.85.5 Papua New Guinean 2016-10-18T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:48:07.760Z 40 Pigs are highly treasured in most of Melanesia, and curved pigs tusks were often a sign of wealth, bravery and aggression of the boar. These are very personal characteristics within cultures where status is attained through political, economic and cultural acumen. Open Boars tusk pendant. Two pieces of the tusk pushed together over dried plant fibre to secure it. The more complete the circle, the more prestigious the pendant. ornament, neck
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