- Museum number
Necklace made from spondylus shell, turtle-shell and vegetable leaf and fibre. Two subrectangular carved and polished turtle-shell pendants are suspended from two strings of pink spondylus shell discs, which are attached to a natural and dyed black plaited vegetable leaf band using two-ply twisted vegetable fibre cord. Carved pink spondylus shell discs edge the fibre band.
- Production date
- 19thC(early)-19thC(late) (before 1891)
Length: 15.50 centimetres (excl ties)
Width: 12 centimetres (appx)
- Curator's comments
- Original label attached reads:
'worn round the neck by the
young men as a marriage
bond ..Ebon Id Marshall Group
6th June 1891 JKB Lister'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983–1986 16 Dec-29 Jun, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1938,1001 as a whole:
Given by Miss E. K. B. Lister, 11 Western Terrace, Falmouth. / Collected by the donor's father and brother (in whose memory they are given).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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