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Object Number:
P1648A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Yapese
Provenience:
Caroline Islands
Yap
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Sea Turtle Shell
Plant Fiber
Description:
Stack of circa 18 paper thin rings of sea turtle shell, held together with bindings of plant fiber run through pairs of small holes.. Rings are 3 cm. wide with an outside diameter of 11 cm. except for the topmost ring, which is 2 cm wide with a 9 cm. outside diameter. Length of twisted plant fiber cord wound around whole stack. Worn by women.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
11cm
Outside Diamater:
11cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd.

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