University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:18192D
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Whale Tooth
Coconut Fiber
Length: 30.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

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.


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