Tebutje, Shark-toothed Weapon

Inidentified maker (Gilbert Islands)

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collected 1825-1828

Wood, shark teeth (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) and cord

Overall: 29 5/16 × 1 9/16 × 3/8 in. (74.5 × 4 × 1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Professor E. D. Elston

44.15.8713

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Micronesia, Kiribati

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament

Classification

Oceania

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.

Provenance

Professor Ellsworth David Elston (1889-1964), Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1944.

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