University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:41-33-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Viti Levu
Nadrau
Date Made: Before 1922
Early Date: 1912
Late Date: 1922
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 10.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Alfred S. Weill, 1941

Description

Wood, one piece. Twenty-one teeth, 1 wholly and 3 partially broken off. Design of multiple small carved triangles in two zones on both sides. One one side the letters JOPE.L. Top ornamented on each side with two bands each composed of vertical bars of deep gouges in the angles of continuous zigzag lines. In one bar is cut JOPE. L. "Presented by South Seas Princess to A.S. Weill at Nadrau, Island of Viti-Levu, Fiji Islands. Summer of 1922." Note - identification of locality is by Dr. W.E. Hughes who accompanied Mr. Weill on the trip when these objects were obtained.


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