University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:18192A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Whale Tooth
Bark Cloth
Coconut Fiber
Metal
Length: 40.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Sperm Whale's tooth necklace made of 10 teeth; 4 of which are punctured at the tip, one tooth is splitting. Teeth are polished and attached to a multi-thin-strand braided coconut fiber cord, overwrapped with strips of white bark cloth. Also currently attached to a metal circular frame. Original Card Description:10 Teeth, Metal Ring


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