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Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Crocodile-Tooth Necklace (Tora Tora)

19th–early 20th century

Crocodile teeth with rattan, wood, glass beads, seapod beads, and boar tusk

18 × 35 × 27 cm (7 1/16 × 13 3/4 × 10 5/8 in.)
base: 22 × 16 × 28 cm (8 11/16 × 6 5/16 × 11 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.447
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Culture: 
Toraja
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: R. Burawoy, Paris

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