Marquesas Island Necklace
Lot 76Y
Head Ornament, Marquesas Island
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Head Ornament, Marquesas Island
Dolphin teeth, beads and fiber
length 17 1/2in (44.5cm)

Private American Collection, acquired prior to World War I while traveling in the South Pacific
Thence by descent

cf. Kaeppler, The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, (2010: figs 238 and 239)

The finely braded band, woven with a multitude of various shades of blue, green and clear beads on fiber strings ending with a bunch of dolphin (Delphinidae delphis) teeth.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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