University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P1645A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yapese
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Yap
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1903
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Height: 13cm
Width: 9.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

Description

Shell bracelet consisting of a hollowed-out cone shell. ". . . a large white conical sea-shell, whereof the base and all the interior sprials have been cut away; this is worn like a cuff on the wrist with the big end upward. It seems incredible that they can get their hands through so small an opening, but in some way they do squeeze them through." ". . . . much affected by old men." [The Island of Stone Money, p. 67)


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