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MEDIUM Wood, shark teeth, sennit
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
CREDIT LINE Gift of Appleton Sturgis
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CAPTION 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
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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