- Museum number
Charm consisting of the skull of a flying fox to which is attached a bundle of black feathers, abrus seeds and gum, with a vegetable fibre cord wrapped around base of feathers.
- Curator's comments
Circular metal rimmed handwritten British Museum label:
New Guinea / [Papua]
See Christy Correspondence: (File 'M')
Letter O Thomas, Natural History Museum/C H Read, 13 June 1888, notes that a 'skull' sent for identification is that of 'a Flying Fox (Pteropus hypomalanus) one of the big fruit-eating bats'. The letter is annotated 'Refers to + 3399 AWF (McF)'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1886C2.3399 (old CDMS no.)