Helmet, mahiole, made of basketry made from ie'ie. Pattern in brown on natural colour.
- Found/Acquired: Hawaii
- (Oceania,Polynesia,Hawaiian Islands,Hawaii)
- Height: 31 centimetres
- Width: 16 centimetres
- Depth: 28 centimetres
- Height: 8 centimetres (of crest)
- Width: 10.5 centimetres (of crest)
Beasley collection register: 'Collected by Mr. E. Bell, one of the crew of Vancouver's expeditionary ship about the year 1793, and by him presented to H.C. Shelley who passed it on with other specimens to the United Services Institute, Whitehall. Purchased from the Institute through Col. Hughes, Librarian.'
See J.C.H. King, 'Vancouver's ethnography: a preliminary description of five inventories from the voyages of 1791-95', Journal of the History of Collections, Vol.6, No.1, 1994, Oxford University Press, p.55
Beasley collection number 2588 - catalogued 15.7.1930.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 2588 (Original Beasley Collection Number)
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Object reference number: EOC19789
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