- Museum number
Curved nose-pin, nose ornament made of coconut palm wood (?) with a small band of plaited vegetable fibre near its centre. Tapers to points.
- Production date
Length: 39.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.116:
'99. Cocoanut pin, to run through the nose. Length 16 inches. From Dufaure Islands, S.E. Coast of New Guinea.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
- Reasonable. One end slightly damaged.
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number