University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P1648C
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yapese
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Yap
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Sea Turtle Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 0.3cm
Width: 11cm
Outside Diameter:11cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

Description

Stack of circa 5 paper thin rings of sea turtle shell, held together with bindings of plant fiber run through pairs of small holes.. Rings are 3 cm. wide with an outside diameter of 11 cm. P1648 was catalogued as two sets of bracelets, but like sets A and B this third small stack was marked with the number P1648. Worn by women.


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