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Ornaments ki’i teunga

Ornaments ki’i teunga

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

animal teeth, Tonga, l. 2.5–3 cm, Inv. Oz 174 a–b, 176 a–b

Humphrey Nos 97 and 98.

97: ‘Teeth of fishes used as a Trinket by the Natives of the Friendly Isles.’

98: ‘Ditto, different, used for the like purpose from ditto.’

Four animal teeth, yellow in colour and very similar in form. They are pointed at one end and perforated at the other. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger