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Sword

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Kiribati
MEDIUM Wood, shark teeth, sennit
  • Place Made: Kiribati
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 36 x 104 in. (91.4 x 264.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 35.2194
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Appleton Sturgis
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kiribati. Sword, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, shark teeth, sennit, 36 x 104 in. (91.4 x 264.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Appleton Sturgis, 35.2194. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.2194_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 35.2194_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Shark teeth sword fastened between the ribs of palm leaves by means of sennit lashings. Sword in four sections, three sections laced onto the main stem. Condition: fair
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