University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2004-12-5.8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Malaita
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Technique:Carved
Inlaid
Credit Line:Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney, 2004
Other Number:ED2770M - Museum Education Number

Description

Piece of diorama illustrating the manufacture and wearing of shell ornaments/currency Fire: two crossed pieces of wood with shells on top of heated "stone" to change color to red or light brown. Associated with figure 2004-12-5.7.


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