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Chessman Chessman

Chessman or chess piece, knight, with spear, shield, helmet and gambeson, on horseback, of sperm whale tooth, found in an underground chamber in the parish of Uig, Lewis in 1831: Scandinavian, late 12th century

Chessman Chessman

Chessman or chess piece, warder or rook, wearing an aketon with sword, shield and helmet, standing, of sperm whale tooth, found in an underground chamber in the parish of Uig, Lewis in 1831: Scandinavian, late 12th century

Club Club

Straight club of reddish wood, knotty head with inlaid decoration of stars and crescents and pieces of sperm whale tooth: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace made of sperm whale teeth, ground and pointed, worn by Fijian chiefs: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace of ten ground sperm whale teeth fastened together with root tendrils: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace of ground cachalot tooth, perforated and strung on cordage: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklet Necklet

Necklet of nine sperm whale teeth tied to sinnet: Polynesian, Fiji

Ear ornament Ear ornament

Ear ornament of sperm whale ivory, roughly cylindrical, worn through the lobe of the ear: Polynesian, Fiji

Ear ornament Ear ornament

Ear ornament made of sperm whale ivory, worn through the lobe of the ear: Polynesian, Fiji

Breast ornament Breast ornament

Breast ornament, nearly circular, consisting of pearl shell inlaid in sperm whale ivory with stars and bordered with segments of the same material, worn by high-ranking men: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklet Necklet

Necklet of sperm whale tooth ground down and polished into curved pointed pendants, perforated and strung on sinnet cord, worn by chiefs: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th - early 20th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace of small sperm whale teeth, perforated and strung together on sinnet cord: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklace Necklace

Necklace, comprsing three rows of sperm whale ivory strung on cord: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklace Necklace

Necklace, composed of several intertwined strings of small white shell beads on vegetable fibre, with pendant of sperm whale ivory: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklace Necklace

Necklace, comprising two strands of square-plaited vegetable fibre, ornamented with small white and coloured beads, and with pendant of sperm whale ivory: Polynesian, Fiji

Necklace Necklace

Necklace, composed of two strands of square-plaited vegetable fibre ornamented with small white and coloured beads and small pendant of sperm whale ivory: Polynesian, Fiji

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