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Predicate Object 19 Dec 1951 1951-12-19T00:00:00.000Z 1951-12-19T00:00:00.000Z 1951.207.51 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1951.207.51, 32569 Kiribati 1999-03-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:14:36.079Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Modified Human Remains/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te mwae ni wi n aomata. Neck ornament of human teeth. This te mae (Neck ornament) consists of 36 wi n aomata (human teeth) in total, each perforated at the root. The wi n aomata are strung onto te kora (coconut sennit) of a light brown colour. A black te moromoro (trade bead) is interspersed between each wi n aomata. The kora is knotted at each end. Each wi n aomata is off-white and yellowed with age. The kora fibre is loose at one end. Te mwae ni wi n aomata
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