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Turtle Shell

Object Number:2013-18-26
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Truk Islands
Tol Islands
Tol
Wonip
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Turtle Shell
Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 16.8 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen B. Richmond, 2013
Other Number:315 - Collector Number

Description

Sample piece of sea turtle shell: possibly the last central scute from the shell of a Pacific Green Turtle. In Wonip Village, Tol sea turtle shell is heated, bent, and made into hair combs.

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