prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000127918Necklace, of shell, coconut shell, and teeth (?), from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 98; 1886.1.1572)

Necklace of white shell and coconut shell beads, with two pendants. The larger is possibly a canine tooth from a dog, showing a distinction between enamel and root. The smaller pendant appears to be carved from whale tooth in the shape of a canine tooth. There is also the possibility that the latter, or even both, are teeth from a porpoise


  PRM0001301115179Detail of tooth
PRM0001301105179Detail of tooth