- Museum number
Armlet made of tortoise-shell; engraved on outside with ornamentation.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1887)
Diameter: 7.20 centimetres
Height: 7.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter E Giglioli, Museo Zoologico dei Vertebrati, Florence/A W Franks, 10 Nov. 1886 despatching 7 items in exchange for 2 stone adzes. One of the accompanying notes reads:
'Two very fine Tortoishell bracelets from Finsch Harbour N.E. coast of New Guinea.' and is annotated '+3525-26'
Armband - for armband. Turtle shell. To wear at sing sing. People would put flowers and decorations in it. For adults. Open it up to slip it on.
Porer Nombo and Pinabin Sisau, Reite Village, Madang, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia Project 5 August 2009. Tape 48
Stuck-on handwritten label:
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1887C2.3525-3526 (old CDMS no.)