An image of Yogo (shell necklace)

Unknown Artist

Yogo (shell necklace)

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Rapigu, Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Benabena people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1972
Media
Jewellery, Weaving
Medium
25 large cowrie shells (Ovula ovum), green snail shell (Turbo marmoratus), plaited plant-fibre cord, rattan
Dimensions
overall 140 cm length; 6.0 cm depth; green snail shell 13.5 cm length; cowrie shells 7.0 to 10.0 cm length :
Dimensions variable; 138 cm; outside cord circumference (approx.)
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
707.1979
Copyright
© Benabena people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics