|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Gift of William Pepper, 1891|
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.
You may also be interested in these objects:
See a problem? Let us know email@example.com