- Museum number
Pendant ornament of two nautilus shells attached at the back to a cord, with strips of leaf fastened as streamers.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1885)
- Curator's comments
Registration slip description, written in 1885?:
Pendant ornament, formed of two nautilus shells, broken through at the back to admit a cord; strips of leaf fastened as streamers.
Cat. No. 281. Shell ornament.
Identified by Heather Donoghue10 June 2016:
[Central Province] [Motu] [Clan 'badge' Pepe] consisting of two Tiger Nautilus shells and strips of coconut palm leaf, see Seligman 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea' 1910: 104, fig.8
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 5 December 1885
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1885C2.2471 (old CDMS no.)