University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 52-35-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Marquesas Islands
Turtle Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 9.5cm
Length: 47cm
Credit Line:Gift of Anonymous Donor, 1952


Plaited fibre band originally completely covered with three rows of small pierced shell discs with tortoise shell ornamentation (some now missing); a large shell plaque overlaid with tortoise shell at each end. Attached to top edge are eleven large plaques, six of tortoise shell with elaborate carved design including stylized human figure, and five of white shell.

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