- Museum number
Stud of white shell in form of a bird's head, for the tip of the nose.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1891)
- Curator's comments
- Register slip reads, apparently transcribed from previous catalogue, quoting R. B Comins:
"Ulawa, Solomon Islands./ A hole bored in the front of the nose and the point of this is pushed in for 1 inch or 1 1/2 in." RBC
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter Richard Blundell Comins/A W Franks, 15 January 1891
List of 'Melanesian curiosities' sent to BM - This item is presumably one of those listed as '...From Solomon Ids. San Cristoval & Ulawa etc. ... 3 nose ornaments on a card, with explanation how worn ...''
- On display (G24/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register slip reads (for collection Oc+4894 to Oc+4920):
Presented by the Rev. R. B. Comins 12 Jany. 1891
Rev. Richard Comins was a missionary with the Anglican Melanesian Mission, in Solomon Islands from 1877 to 1903 and on Norfolk Island from 1904 to 1912.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C2.4905 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1980,Q.372