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Object Number:2003-32-337
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Micronesia (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Coconut Shell
Plant Fiber
Length: 43 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16573 - Other Number

Description

Ten segmenets of alternating white shell and dark brown coconut shell discs strung on brown, twisted plant fiber cord. Not necessarily from the same string. Compare 180070B - Gilbert Islands. Exhibited at L'Exposition Universelle de Paris, 1900, where it was labelled as a necklace of pieces of shell and coconut shell, from Tahiti.

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