Breastplate

Description
Chest ornaments such as this breastplate were worn by chiefs and men of high status on important occasions. They were made from a highly polished pearl shell surrounded by pieces of whale ivory, which was highly valued in Fiji.
Accession Loan No.
E1236
Simple Name
breastplate
Full Name
Fijian Breastplate
Common Name
breastplate
Production Country
Fiji
Material
Whale teeth, bone, pearl shell
Collection Class
Ethnography
Production Date
150 years old
Collection Name
Torquay Museum
Created At
2017-10-29 11:33:23
Updated At
2017-10-29 11:33:23

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