- Museum number
Head-dress, consisting of a thick crescent shaped bunch of cock feathers. Each end has a stout plaited cord, terminating in a bunch of whale teeth, among which is an ear ornament.
- Production date
- 19thC (early)
Length: 66 centimetres (incl cords)
Width: 25 centimetres
Depth: 9 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Feathers are laid in one direction, secured in bunches. Upper ends of quills appear to be bound with barkcloth on one side, then bound with single fibre strands, and secured further at top with bindings of very fine plaited coconut fibre, which appears to be overstitched in a chevron pattern (see photos).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Expedition of 'Venus', du Petit Thouars. Collected by the father of Madame de Marlin interpreter to the expedition.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C2.5352 (old CDMS no.)