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Weapon

Object Number:17767
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Gilbert Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shark Teeth
Plant Fiber
Length: 41.5 cm
Width: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1896
Other Number:36 - Other Number

Description

Slender, flat piece of brown wood, slightly curved, with pointed end and plain handle with crude knob. Sharp, triangular sharks' teeth, pierced at bases, aligned with palm leaf ribs and lashed in two opposing rows with twisted fiber. About 2/3 of way up, a strip (ribbon?) of brown cloth with three dotted white stripes under lashing. Should be 48 teeth, but one is missing in each row.

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