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Old adhesive label reads:
Whale teeth were worn as pendants in the New Georgia group, part of the western Solomons system of exchange valuables including shell rings. See Rhys Richards (2006) 'Whale Teeth Ornaments in the Western Solomon Islands'. Tuhinga No.17pp.65-75, which illustrates this object on p.73 and describes it as 'hung in the Fiji style.'
Reference from Aoife O'Brien (2010) 'The professional amateur: An exploration of the collecting practices of Charles Morris Woodford', Journal of Ethnography, No. 23. Possibly the whale tooth mentioned on p.29.
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- From a collection of artefacts, mostly from Solomon Islands, sold to the British Museum in 1929 by A C Madan as "C M Woodford collection". Charles Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1888 and 1914, first as a naturalist, later as the first British Resident Commissioner.
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