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U001.11.380
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (whale tooth tabou)
Date (Execution) : c.1830-1850
Geographical Origin : Fiji
Cultural Group :
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Tooth; rope
Support / Technique : knotted
Object Type : tabua
Visual Description : (A) A whale tooth with a tiny piece of thin rope attached to the narrowest end. Originally, the whale tooth would have had a rope attached to both of its ends, and worn as a body ornament.One hole drilled in the base of the tooth. (B) The rope is chain linked fibrous material.
Accession # : U001.11.380
Width (cm) : 6.00
Height (cm) : 18.50
Depth (cm) : 5.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
Artist Statement :