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Necklace tuinga kahoa

Necklace tuinga kahoa

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

beads, shell, Tonga, l. 60 cm, Inv. Oz 195

Humphrey No. 80: ‘A Necklace composed of the like kind of beads as No. 60 & 61, brown Shells and pieces of Tortoiseshell, from the Friendly Isles.’

Small white shells, small dark wooden discs, small reddish-brown snail shells and four comparatively larger pieces of tortoiseshell are arranged on a string. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger