Antique "Hippo Teeth" Shell bead
ITEM # / SHAFR304_C
Although made of a clamshell, this huge "hippo tooth" is the name the African traders gave to beads such as this one, is not made from hippos. The bead is found primarily in Nigeria, and they are traditionally African in origin. 45mm long x 34mm wide x 10mm thick with very small .75mm bow-drilled hole. Antique bead from the early 1900s.