From: Fiji Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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

Sperm Whale split-tooth necklace made up of 26 "teeth." These "teeth" or "tusks" have been carved from a Sperm Whale tooth and then polished and oiled. (Some of the "teeth" are cracked and splitting). "Teeth" are strung on a multi-strand braided coconut fiber cord which are then wraped with additional braided coconut fiber strands which create stability and spacers between the "teeth." Some deterioation of cord at the ends.

Length 34.7 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Pepper, 1891

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