- Museum number
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
17. siburi. Conch shell (large blunt-ended kind); of shell called palapala (balavala). Used during singing and dancing, and on other occasions. There is also a siburi made from another kind of shell. See 69, below.
Note sheet number: 1068.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 17 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)