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Ear Ornament

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Object Number:
67-5-82
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Catalina
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Shell
Glass
Tooth
Description:
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.
Thickness:
1cm
Outside Diamater:
6cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19
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