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Size : 34 cm long
Generally used as a signalling instrument it was also used by chiefs to announce their arrival by canoe, for the birth of a male heir and other ceremaonial purposes. It was worn or carried with a band of coconut cord or barkcloth.
The shell trumpet was known in the Marquesas as the 'wife of the shark' and instruments such as this were 'Tapu'.
|Height||34.00 cm||(13.39 inches)|