Sea Turtle Shell
Large round bead, strung on lengths of brown gauzy [European] cotton, knotted at the ends. Bead is made up of many flat dics of light and dark brown sea turtle shell, held together by a wood (?) pin running through their centers. Contrasting light and dark disc edges form five broad stripes (black, brown, black, brown, black) across the width of the bead.
Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
|L-120-359 || - || Old Museum Number|
|10546 || - || ANSP Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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