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Brass tin with "PHEONIX MATCH COY HELMET BRAND ANTWERP No. 4" in raised relief on lid, originally containing broken pieces of red-pink spondylus shell (now separate).
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Diameter: 0.10 - 3.50 centimetres (shell)
Height: 2 centimetres (tin)
Length: 3.60 centimetres (tin)
Width: 7.30 centimetres (tin)
- Curator's comments
- Expedition paper note inside tin handwritten in pencil by Charles Seligman reads: 'ARGEVA - half ground & broken fragments of shell used Tatana 8/1/04'. Note the correct spelling is ageva (Seligman 1910: 93). Paper very fragile; reverse printed with "...as one article. Boxes not... from PARKE,.. 111 Queen Victoria S...". Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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