From: Fiji Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 18192F
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Fiji Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Whale Tooth | Coconut Fiber

Sperm Whale split-tooth necklace made up of 33 "teeth" or "tusks." (These "teeth" or "tusks" have been carved from a Sperm Whale tooth and then polished and oiled). Necklace has broken into 3 sections. Additionally 3 "teeth" are completely detached. The attached "teeth" are strung on a multi-strand braided coconut fiber cord which is then wrapped with additional strands of braided coconut fiber which provides stability and spacers for "teeth."

Length 25.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Pepper, 1891

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