Chest ornament

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Registration number
2352
Item name
Chest ornament 
Category
Bodywear
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Fiji
Map
Collector
Mr R. Gavin 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Mr R. Gavin 
Raw material
Whale's tooth
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Identified 1993 by Anthony Meyer as from Fiji, made of whale's teeth and called TAMBUA.

On loan 2005 for a film shoot about Fijian 'cannibals'

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