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Object Number:
18194A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Fijian
Tongan
Provenience:
Fiji Islands
Tonga Islands
Date Made:
Before 1875
Early Date:
1850
Late Date:
1875
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Whale Ivory
Metal
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Figure carved from sperm whale tooth. Holes in back of head may have been drilled for suspension. Left shoulder and arm broken off and mended with iron pins. Collected in Fiji but possibly made in Tonga.
Height:
15cm
Width:
5.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of William Pepper

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19
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[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 80
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[Book] Larsson, Karl E. 1960. Fijian Studies. 25. 1-147. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 72
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[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 176
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[Article] Pezzati, Alexandro. 2012. "Oceania". Expedition. 54 (3): pp. 41-42. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42 (center right)
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