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Ornament ki’i teunga

Ornament ki’i teunga

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

bone, Tonga, l. 5.8 cm, Inv. Oz 184

Humphrey No.90: ‘A bone Trinket done in imitation of a flower, from ditto [Friendly Isles].’

A piece of bone, with several deep notches and a carved bone stick. There is a small, four-cornered piece of bone at one end, perforated. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger