Sword

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269744

Description

Wooden sword edged with shark teeth from the Gilbert Islands of Kiribati. The Gilbert Islands are known for making a wide range of shark-toothed weapons for use in ritual combat. This sword would have been used to stab and cut during hand-to-hand combat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

swords
wood (plant material)
tooth
Sword

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E48,125
FD314

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

2 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3610

Reference Notes

www.oceaniaart.com/prodict.aspx?pid=Gilbert-Islands-Sword