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Lot #9216 - A Fine Large Old Fijian Tabua Whales Tooth Necklace 19th Century or Earlier

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Timed Online Auction | The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic and Asian Art | Day II
  • Sale Date:
    09 Aug 2022 ~ 6pm (AEST)
  • Lot #:
    9216
  • Lot Description:
    A Fine Large Old Fijian Tabua Whales Tooth Necklace 19th Century or Earlier
    the term tabua refers to a "presentation whale tooth which is the greatest of all Fijian valuables or Chiefly or kavakaturanga Sacred Object, Whale Teeth in Fiji is closely associated with divine power and with chiefs as embodiments of divine ancestors.
    L 15 cm [Tooth]
  • Provenance:
    Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
  • Estimate:
    A$700 - 900
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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