[singlepic id=70 w=450 h=450 float=none]Whale ivory necklace
Human-shaped figures interspersed with pendants, attached to finely plaited coir cords. While the provenance of this necklace is unknown, the unusual, probably unique, composition and the weight of ivory suggest that this was an exceedingly prized object, most likely with spiritual connotations.
Fiji. Presented to Lady Gordon, 1875-80. Z 2752