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Tortoiseshell discs tuinga kula

Tortoiseshell discs tuinga kula

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

Tonga, d. 0.6–1.4 cm, Inv. Oz 189

Humphrey No. 62: ‘Large ditto [round beads] made of Tortoiseshell from ditto [Friendly Isles].’

Ten reddish-brown and blackish-brown tortoise shell discs of varying size. The pieces are perforated and arranged on a string. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger