- Museum number
Head-dress made of coconut fibre, feathers, tropic bird feathers, human hair.
- Production date
- 18thC(late)-19thC(late) (?)
Height: 96.20 centimetres (special box)
Width: 87.80 centimetres (special box)
Depth: 30.90 centimetres (special box)
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip description, written in 1890?:
Cap. The foundation is of plaited cocoa nut fibre and is of conical form. Upon a framework of slender bars is fixed a number of tufts of crimson feathers, above which are pompoms of white feathers the whole surmounted by the long feathers of the tropic bird. At the back the whole height is covered with black human hair.
"A cap from Aitutaki, worn formerly by the master of the ceremonies at the native dances; but now by the chief judge of the island. Williams, Miss[ionary] Enter[prises], 1839, p.460"
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1911C27.56 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1890,Loan (originally loaned to BM in 1890 by LMS)