From: Gilbert Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-335
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Gilbert Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Shark Teeth | Coconut Fiber

Short weapon of light-colored wood, very sllightly curved, edged with large sharks' teeth: thirteen one edge (2 broken of); twelve the other (1 broken off, 2 missing). Teeth individually attached by means of fiber cord through holes in their bases and in the blade. Handle roughly square in corss-section, pierced, with small loop of metal wire. Raised ring between handle and blade. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Length 35 cm
Width 4 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1993.X.270 - Other Number

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