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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B58.26

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a coiled money belt, made from feathers bound to a fibre backing and coiled on a bark core.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.5 centimetres
    • Width: 15.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        Feather money belt (Tarau) 15 feet long Vanikoro Island Santa Cruz
        Tost + Rohu see letter 27.6.27
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        Santa Cruz
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        TOST & ROHU
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Curator's comments

    A similar object is held by the British Museum 0c1976,11.236

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B58.26

Photograph (black and white); a coiled money belt, made from feathers bound to a fibre backing and coiled on a bark core.
Gelatin silver print

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