- Museum number
Belt made of cord (bark, hair), overlaid with animal hair string; to which is attached seven pendants of shell, possibly pearl or mussel shell. Some of the pendants are broken.
- Production date
- 1840-1870 (circa)
Height: 9 centimetres
Width: 66 centimetres
Depth: 1.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Original registration slip:
Obtained from the natives near Melbourne.
Registration slip description gives "six" pieces of pendant shell, but drawing and object have seven.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Registration slip: 'Presd by Prof. T. Rupert Jones F.G.S. Jan 6 1870.'
See Christy Additions (1869-1870),p.28, no.5, and Christy Additions (1868-1877), pp.95-96.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.6014 (old CDMS no.)