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Medium
pearl shell
Measurements
6.5 × 5.9 × 0.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Vella LaVella Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands
Accession Number
D37D-1972
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1972
Gallery location
Not on display
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