- Museum number
Group of nose and ear-rings comprising eight linked split-rings with flat cross-section, made of tortoise-shell, attached to a cone shell ring of rounded cross-section.
Length: 26 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Christy "Additions" (Temporary Register),1868-1877,p.109a, March 24th,1870; Addenda; no."337", "ear pendant of tortoiseshell rings. Santa Cruz."
(Subsequently linked to cone shell ring?). (AMD,7/1995).
Eight flat turtle shell rings with a narrow ring of conus shell at one end. 'These were all tied together and ticketed "nose and earrings" from Santa Cruz' (British Museum accession file information).
'From Santa Cruz.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection made by Julius Brenchley in 1865 on a cruise of HMS Curacoa around the Pacific, which was divided among Maidstone Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum and Exeter Museum.
Register slip reads:
Presd. by Julius L. Brenchley Esq 24.3.1870 (M.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.7912a-h (old CDMS no.)