- Museum number
Head-dress of bird of paradise feathers, tied to a band of fibre string.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1891)
Length: 18.50 inches (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
British Museum label:
Papua Central Motu Motu
Christy collection registration slip (1891):
Head-dress of the feathers of the bird of paradise the plumes bent over & tied together.
13. Headdress of bird of paradise feathers. Motu-Motu Owen Stanley Range N. Guinea
See Christy Correspondence (File 'V')
'Ethnographic Collection for Sir John Lubbock' [from the Government of Victoria]. There are two copies of the list which gives further information about the objects. One of these is annotated to show how the collection was divided between the BM [+5586-5677], J Edge Partington and the Natural History Museum.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1891 (13 August 1891)
- Acquisition notes
- Previously owned by the Government of Victoria, Australia
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C2.5637 (old CDMS no.)