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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0351   CAS 1984-0008-0351; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Polynesian
Global Region Oceania
Country unknown
Other Geographic Data Polynesia
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Porpoise (?) teeth; Glass beads; Commercial thread
Description Short single strand necklace comprising eighty-seven porpoise (?) teeth, alternating with single or paired very small white glass seed beads (and three amber-colored glass seed beads), all strung on commercial black thread, whose ends are not tied together.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.5, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 31.0