- Museum number
Breast-plate for chief, insignia, ornament, made of carved and polished whale bone, vegetable fibre. Two holes have been drilled for suspension and a small piece of fibre remains in one of the holes.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1871)
Height: 19.80 centimetres
Width: 21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip, written in 1871?:
"Kingsmill Islands" (Carolines) [latter crossed through]
"Chief's insignia" oval breastplate made of fish-bone, the edge dentated, & having a narrow fillet bordering it on the outer face. Two holes are pierced in the upper edge to suspend it by.
Mr [C.F?} Wood's native thought this not from the Kingsmills.
Also see Oc,+.5971, Breast plate found in the Caroline Islands but thought to be Tongan in origin.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1871C1.7280 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1871C0425.14