Collection Online
pearl shell
6.5 × 5.9 × 0.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Vella LaVella Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1972
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The flat section of shell has concentric ring formation. Central pierced disc, four frigated bird heads above and below facing inwards. At the top a pierced finial; at the base an open shark's mouth