What is it?:

Some­thing to re­ally sink your teeth into

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

An­other tough puz­zler to sink your teeth into

This item from Ar­chive An­tiques in New Town is not typ­i­cal of the jew­ellery you would ex­pect to find in an an­tique store.

Con­sid­er­ing the place and pe­riod this tribal an­i­mal tooth neck­lace is from, it would no doubt have been an im­por­tant per­sonal pos­ses­sion and a good in­di­ca­tor of the wearer’s wealth and sta­tus.

The par­tic­u­lar teeth used to make this neck­lace were con­sid­ered some of the most valu­able of the time.

Your chal­lenge this week is to es­tab­lish where this neck­lace would have been made and worn, who would have made it, when it was made and what an­i­mal the teeth came from.

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