From: Fiji Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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

Sperm Whale split-tooth necklace made up of 31 "teeth" or "tusks." (These "teeth" or "tusks" have been carved from a Sperm Whale tooth and then polished and oiled). Several "teeth" are cracked and splitting. "Teeth" are strung on a double standed, braided, coconut fiber cord. Cord is broken in multiple places.

Length 30.4 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Pepper, 1891

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