Chief's ornament (ear), child's ear-ring made of wood.
- Found/Acquired: Badu (?)
- (Oceania,Australia,Queensland,Torres Strait Islands,Badu)
See Christy Correspondence - queries and notes on this collection:
'Earrings, Mulgrave Id.
How worn? Through the lobe of the ear, in children the object being to split the lobe entirely. The specimens were in the ears of two children when purchased.'
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc1870C1.6913 (old CDMS no.)
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: EOC3795
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.