Shell Bracelet

Unidentified Fijian maker


about 1840


Overall: 4 3/16 × 3 3/4 × 3/8 in. (10.7 × 9.5 × 1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired in an exchange with the Smithsonian Institution



Place Made: Fiji, Melanesia, Oceania


19th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (no. 4558), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880's; catalogued, 1913.

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