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Charm-pendant ornament of tridacna shell
Width: 16.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register reads: N. Georgia [as ditto marks]. It notes that Oc1915,-.31 was 'tied to the above [ie.Oc1915,-.30] with a strip of leaf.'
Information from Kenneth Roga of Ranonga, 2006: Charm-pendants of this and other shapes, used throughout the New Georgia group, were known generically as 'spirit-invocation' (Rononga rangasake). They were worn by men as an ornament and also tied to warrior-charm (Ranonga lingomo) sticks.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection of 43 Solomon Islands artefacts purchased from Woodford for £90 from the Christy Fund in 1915, registered as Oc1915.21 to 64.
Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1884 and 1914, first as a naturalist, then as first Resident Commissioner for the British Solomon Islands Protectorate
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1915C3.30-31 (old CDMS no.)