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92/177 Pendants (3), boar's teeth, Fiji, c. 1890
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Object statement
Pendants (3), boar's teeth, Fiji, c. 1890
The pig's top 2 incisor teeth are removed and thus the lower teeth continue to grow without resistance. The most prized tooth is one which spirals several times and these are often worn by warriors. A tooth was presented to Queen Elizabeth II from the people of Vanuatu which spiralled 3 times. These teeth were banked and used as currency in Vanuatu and Fiji.

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Description
Pendants (3), boar's teeth, Fiji, c. 1890
Made: 1885 - 1895
92/177
Production date
1885 - 1895

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Source unknown

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