- Museum number
Nose ornament fomred of a cylinder of cane, with a disc of pearl shell at each end.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1891)
Length: 3.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Christy Correspondence:
Letter Richard Blundell Comins/A W Franks, 15 January 1891
List of 'Melanesian curiosities' sent to BM - This item is presumably that listed as '...From Torres Islands, N.W. of Banks Ids ... a bamboo nose bar worn in large hole through cartilage, causing much distortion ...''
- Not on display
- 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: Oc1891C2.4911 (old CDMS no.)