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Medium
pearl shell
Measurements
6.5 × 7.3 × 0.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Vella LaVella Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands
Accession Number
D37E-1972
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1972
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Pearl shell, but perhaps not mother-of-pearl, as it is yellow. A frigated birds head in pairs facing each end, central hole, crown top with hole. Birds have pierced eyes.