- Museum number
Ring of trochus shell, for the arm
- Production date
- 19thC(late)-20thC (before 1991)
Diameter: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Rings of trochus shell of this design, generally with incised patterns on the outer edge, were characteristic of Malaita, Makira and perhaps elsewhere in southeast Solomons. They were worn by women, several at a time above the elbow.
Tied on handwritten label:
Made smooth by rubbing
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Given by Rev John Pinder on behalf of the Melanesian Mission in the UK. From a collection which remained with the Melanesian Mission after the majority of its collection was dispersed in 1991.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number