University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2013-18-52
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Truk Islands
Tol Islands
Polle
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Tridacna Shell
Height: 1.1cm
Length: 12cm
Width: 4.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen B. Richmond, 2013
Other Number250 - Collector Number

Description

Coconut grater blade made from a giant clam shell (Tridacna sp ). Convex/concave. Wavy exterior ridges of the clam shell on convex face. Lashed to the projecting neck of a coconut grating stool and used to grate the flesh of a cut coconut.


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