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Object Number:
97-120-359
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Hawaiian
Provenience:
Hawaiian Islands
Date Made:
Before 1841
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1841
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Sea Turtle Shell
Cotton
Wood
Description:
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.
Height:
3.2cm
Length:
18cm
Width:
2.7cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Other Number:
L-120-359   -   Old Museum Number
10546   -   ANSP Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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