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Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0021   CAS 1984-0008-0021; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Solomon Islands
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Shell
Description Narrow band bracelet made by removing the entire upper portion from a bivalve shell and grinding and polishing the cut edges very smooth; A floral and geometric design is cut and filed along the outer edge of the bracelet, nearly encircling its entire diameter.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.8, Max Diam = 9.0