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Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu)

Date: late 19th–early 20th century
Geography: Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu province
Culture: Santa Cruz Islands
Medium: Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber
Dimensions: Diam. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification: Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number: 1979.206.1519

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