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Head-ornament made of lory feathers, white cockatoo feathers, Nicobar pigeon feathers and sea eagle feathers.
- Production date
- Curator's comments
- Description in Extracts from the British and Medieval Registers 1757-1878, p.109:
'36. Head ornament of lory, white cockatoo, Nicobar pigeon, and sea eagle. Length 21 inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
There are two ornaments labelled a and b. They have tied-on handwritten labels - 36a
Head ornaments 29
Worn by natives. Louisiade Archo
Obtained on voy. H.M.S. Rats
36b - Head ornament
Worn by Natives N. Guinea
Obtained on voy. H.M.S. Rattlesnake
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number