University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: 67-5-82
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Santa Catalina
Solomon Islands
Thickness: 1cm
Outside Diameter:6cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967


Ear plug ornaments (efo). Of tridacna shell. All these are heirlooms. Now decorated with imported glass beads and fruit bats' teeth (a form of currency). See Bernatzik, Owa Raha (1936), Abb. 55, 56. Given by More of Santa Catalina Is.


[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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