University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 97-120-359
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Date Made: Before 1841
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1841
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Sea Turtle Shell
Cotton
Wood
Height: 3.2cm
Length: 18cm
Width: 2.7cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other NumberL-120-359 - Old Museum Number
10546 - ANSP Number

Description

Large round bead, strung on lengths of brown gauzy [European] cotton, knotted at the ends. Bead is made up of many flat dics of light and dark brown sea turtle shell, held together by a wood (?) pin running through their centers. Contrasting light and dark disc edges form five broad stripes (black, brown, black, brown, black) across the width of the bead.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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