- Museum number
"Breast pendant and part of a necklace" [previous owner's description?]. Pendant of mother-of-pearl shell in the form of a fish (?). Necklace of discs of white shell, and black coral? partly rubbed smooth, and strung on a twisted string of brown fibre.
- Production date
Length: 7 inches (from original registration)
Width: 2.50 inches (from original registration)
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip: From "Manihiki" Humphrey's I. [presumably from previous owner's information.
See Buck, P H, 1932, Ethnology of Manihiki and Rakahanga, Bernice P Bishop Museum Bulletin, Honolulu, pp.137-138:
"The addition of two short strings of beads attached to one end to a hole in the shell resembles the post-European technique of Melanesia to which area the ornament may belong."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1871C1.7270 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1871C0425.4