A carved and decorated nut, worn as a pendant on a necklace
A carved and decorated nut, worn as a pendant on a necklace. The object is split to represent the mouth. If the lower part of it is flipped with the thumb nail a sound results which is similar to a frog croaking. The beads were worn by young men as a necklace and used to atract girls during courtship Country of Origin: New Guinea. Culture: Oceanic. Date/Period: Late 19th C. Place of Origin: Sepik River region. Material Size: Nut with beads and feather. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Private collection . Location: 01.
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'Durva Agrostis Linearis of Dr Koenig', 1799. Artist: Unknown
'Durva Agrostis Linearis of Dr Koenig', 1799. Johann Gerhard Koenig (1728-1785) was a German botanist and physician who worked as naturalist for the Nawab of Arcot in India. He described numerous plants used in Indian medicine. A print from Asiatic Researches or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia, Vol IV, by J Sewell, Vernor and Hood, J Cuthell, J Walker, R Lea, Lackington, Allen and Co, Otridge and Son, R Faulder and J Scatchered, 1799.
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Yellow rocket, 1893. Artist: Unknown
Yellow rocket, 1893. Botanical illustration of Barbarea vulgaris, also known as yellow rocket or winter cress, from an atlas of the plants of France.
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