Shell

Country
French Polynesia
State/Province
Tahiti
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Description
Unpolished black lip pearl oyster shell
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Polynesian raw material
Measurements
Approx. L 120 x W 110 x D 20 mm
History and use
This unworked shell is part of a collection of black lip pearl oyster shells (Pinctada margaritifera) that demonstrate the creative process from raw material to contemporary Tahitian artwork.
See related items: E40897 and E40899.
This collection of objects was curated as part of Jasmin Guenther’s PhD thesis (James Cook University) and exhibited in Making Connections: French Polynesia and the HMS Pandora Collection at the Museum of Tropical Queensland (2019).
Read more: https://blog.qm.qld.gov.au/2019/09/10/re-imagining-pandora/
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Registration number
E40898

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