photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a Marquesan ceremonial dance headdress made with plant fibres, dolphin teeth, and orange cockerel feathers; in the centre is a Marquesan bamboo case wrapped in plant fibres used to store tropical bird feathers; above is a Marquesan small finger ornamant(?) wrapped in plant fibres; on the far right is a Marquesan feather finger(?) ornament (or whisk).
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 17 centimetres
Width: 12.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The objects in this image are owned by the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (formerly known as the Trocadero).
Mr Kenneth P Emory (named in inscription) made studies of objects in museum collections, including in Paris, and this photograph may have been collected by him and brought to the British Museum.
The photograph itself was photographed by a photographic printing studio "A Cintract" in Paris.
The reasoning behind the Bernice P Bishop Museum stamp is as yet unknown.
Reading: Musée De L'Homme, "Trésors de îles Marquises", p.112-113.
Related Image: Oc,B61.14 in the BM Pictorial Collection.
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 13454 (Bernice P Bishop Museum)