University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P1703A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yapese
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Yap
Date Made: Before 1903
Early Date: 1883
Late Date: 1903
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 50.5cm
Width: 31cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

Description

Heavy, chunky shell blade attached to wooden handle with lashings of twisted coconut fiber. Blade is cut from the thick part, near the hinge, of a giant clam (Tridacna sp.).


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