University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2004-12-5.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Malaita
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Technique:Carved
Inlaid
Length: 54 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney, 2004
Other Number:ED2770A - Museum Education Number

Description

Base for diorama illustrating the manufacture and wearing of shell ornaments/currency. Oval disc with triangular pieces of shell inlaid around edge. Carved indentations for seated and/or standing figures and vessels. A few shell beads glued to surface.


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