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String of Shells

Head Ornament (uncertain)

Object Number:17021
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Credit Line:Gift of Robert H. Lamborn, 1893
Other Number:196 - Other Number

Description

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?

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