- Museum number
Pendant for the nose of pearlshell in 'shoal of fish' design on a ring of turtleshell.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1872)
- Curator's comments
- Old label reads:
Nose Ornament / From Makira Bay / San Cristoval, Solomon Is.
The style of the ornament, representing mackeral tails, is characteristic of Sa'a in south Malaita island, Ulawa island and Makira island (see Ivens 1927:143 and 1929 for Sa'a / Ulawa, including the name 'shoal-of-fish', and Bernatzik 1936 pl.62,64,65 for Makira)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Charles. F. Wood donated artefacts to the British Museum in 1872, 1874 and 1875, which he seems to have collected on voyages in the Pacific islands from the late 1860s. He documented his 1873 voyage in his book 'A Yatching Cruise in the South Seas' (1875).
Comment on registration slip 'Obtained by the donor at Makira Bay'.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1872C1.7638 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1872C0217.11