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Weapon

Object Number:2013-18-20
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Mortlock Islands
Lekinioch
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shark Tooth
Fiber Cord
Height: 1.4 cm
Length: 39.5 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen B. Richmond, 2013
Other Number:301 - Collector Number

Description

Two double rows of shark teeth, still attached to cartilage, bound to a length of plant fiber with criss- crossing twisted fiber cord. 17-18 teeth long. Braided extensions at the two ends, one of which is formed into a loop. The loop is slipped over the thumb and the rest of the length wound around the wrist and forearm, with the teeth positioned for slashing. Made for the collector.

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