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Necklace tuinga kahoa

Necklace tuinga kahoa

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

shells, snail shells, wood, tooth, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 78 cm, Inv. Oz 191

Humphrey No. 81: ‘another [Necklace] formed of the like beads, pink Snails, a Volute & part of a hog’s Tusk, from ditto [Friendly Isles].’

Flat white shells, brown wooden discs, small red snail shells, one larger snail shell, and one tooth are arranged on a string. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger