Crescent pendant ornament of wood, for the neck
- Found/Acquired: Solomon Islands
- (Oceania,Melanesia,Solomon Islands)
This ornament is made in imitation of the common crescent pendant of pearlshell as worn in southeast Solomon Islands.
Registration slip reads: Presented by Harry J. Veitch Esq. 1887 Harry Veitch, head of the horticultural business James Veitch & Sons of Chelsea, gave artefacts to the British Museum deriving from the company's plant collectors in various parts of the world. The Solomon Islands artefacts he gave in 1887 were collected by his brother John Gould Veitch as botanist on the voyage of HMS Curacoa to the Solomons in 1865 (Waite 1987:11).
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Object reference number: EOC6188
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