University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P1648A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yapese
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Yap
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Sea Turtle Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 11cm
Outside Diameter:11cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

Description

Stack of circa 18 paper thin rings of sea turtle shell, held together with bindings of plant fiber run through pairs of small holes.. Rings are 3 cm. wide with an outside diameter of 11 cm. except for the topmost ring, which is 2 cm wide with a 9 cm. outside diameter. Length of twisted plant fiber cord wound around whole stack. Worn by women.


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