Tattooing Needle


From: Samoa Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 50-21-126
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Samoan
Provenience Samoa Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Bone | Wood | Peel

Thirteen teeth. Cf. 50-21-125. The plate and "comb" appear to be of the same material (boar ivory). The plate is incised with parallel lines. Broken. See 50-21-149 and 150.

Length 23 cm
Width 6 cm
Depth 1.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Charles J. Moore, 1950
Other Number L-9-126 - Old Loan Number

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