University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 18192G
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Materials:Whale Tooth
Coconut Fiber
Length: 14.5
Width: 5.1
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891


Sperm Whale tooth. Polished and probably oiled to give it a light honey color. Pierced at open end and tip. Attached to twisted coconut fiber cords, which are now broken, for suspension. Open edge is chipped in multiple places.

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