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Buttons and a shell
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is not a masterpiece in the strict sense of the word. However, to the Tropenmuseum, it is an important object, related to the founding history of the museum.

History of the Object
Box containing 16 mother of pearl buttons and a mother of pearl shell from Indonesia - probably from Flores or the Moluccas.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Mother of pearl 
Measurements
4,5x26,6x16 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; circa 1930 
Function
Educational 
Acquisition
Gift from the KIT Tropical Products Department, 1964. 
Copyright
No information, data or images may be published or reproduced without written permission of KIT Tropenmuseum. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam 
Museum
Tropenmuseum 
Credit line
©Tropenmuseum 

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