Tebutje, Shark-toothed Weapon

Unidentified maker (Gilbert Islands)


collected early 20th century

Wood, shark teeth (Carcharhinus albimarginatus and Carcharhinus longimanus), and plant fiber

Overall: 49 3/16 × 1 1/16 in. (125 × 2.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Glover Street Hastings III



Place Made: Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 74, The Human Spectrum, Nathaniel Dominy, Spring 2015


Collected by Glover Street Hastings III, West Newton, Massachusetts and Bridgeton, Maine, 1920's-1930's; bequeathed to his daughter, Carlena Hastings Redfield (1888-1981), 1949; bequeathed to present collection [under the terms of her father's will], 1981.

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