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Necklace

Object Number:18192F
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Whale Tooth
Coconut Fiber
Length: 25.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Sperm Whale split-tooth necklace made up of 33 "teeth" or "tusks." (These "teeth" or "tusks" have been carved from a Sperm Whale tooth and then polished and oiled). Necklace has broken into 3 sections. Additionally 3 "teeth" are completely detached. The attached "teeth" are strung on a multi-strand braided coconut fiber cord which is then wrapped with additional strands of braided coconut fiber which provides stability and spacers for "teeth."

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