String of Shells

Head Ornament (uncertain)


From: Samoa Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 17021
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Samoa Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Shell

String of marine snail shells, each circa 1.5 cm. long: creamy, yellowish, grey-brown, striped brown. Pierced at bases, they lie in alternating orientation, forming a thick continuous ring about 63 cm. around. A head ornament?

Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Lamborn, 1893
Other Number 196 - Other Number

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