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ornamented object

ornamented object
Sacred whale tooth necklet, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Melanie van Olffen
 
Summary:
E092060 - 5/5/1992, ornamented object, , Tikopia Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Pacific
Item Name:
ornamented object
Label:
This sacred neck ornament (kasoa) of whale teeth was collected by Professor Raymond Firth on Tikopia Island in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. According to the Museum's records it was acquired by Professor Firth from the Mapusanga kinship group in 1928. The University of Sydney donated it to the Museum in 1992.
Keywords:
hierarchy
religion
body accessories
Region:
Tikopia Island
Province/State:
Temotu Province
Country:
Solomon Islands
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
05/05/1992
Registration Number:
E092060
Associated Stories:
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Images
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Sacred whale tooth necklet, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Melanie van Olffen
2:
Ornamented object, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Ornamented object, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Ornamented object, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Rapid Digitising Project Lorraine Tacouni