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RMV 40-36
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This beautiful shape is unique in Insular Southeast Asia. By dr Pieter ter Keurs, Curator Insular Southeast Asian Collections, Leiden.

History of the Object
It is usually not stipulated how and where exactly the objects were acquired.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Pandan leaves 
Measurements
Width 17 cm. Height 26 cm.  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia, Enggano 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
Before 1864 
Function
Used to be worn by men, for about three months after the death of a close relative. 
Acquisition
It was given to the museum by G.J. Wienecke in 1861. He was one of those civil servants who regularly donated small collections to the museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, the Netherlands 
Museum
National Museum of Ethnology, Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde 
Credit line
National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands 

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