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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
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.).
Length:
50.5cm
Width:
31cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd.

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