Shell armband Papua New Guinea

Shell armband
Shell armband

Custodian: University of Glasgow Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Reference: GLAHM E.495/1

Shell armband also used as currency in the Triobirand Islands, officially the Kiriwina Islands, of Papua New Guinea.

Maker: not known

Materials: Conus shell (Conus leopardus)

Dimensions: internal diameter 60mm; width 35mm