Tebutje, Shark-toothed Weapon

Unidentified maker (Gilbert Islands)


not dated

Wood, shark teeth (Carcharhinus longimanus), cord, and grass

Overall: 42 1/8 × 31 1/2 in. (107 × 80 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt Kimberly



Place Made: Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Oceania


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

The Art of War: Melanesian and Polynesian Expressions of Beauty and Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-May 13, 2001.


Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt Kimberly (1851-1927), West Newton, Massachusetts; given to the present collection, 1922.

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