- Museum number
Dala ornament: a disk of tridacna-shell overlaid with a fretwork of turtleshell attached by the centre, for the head, on a band of plaited red braid.
Diameter: 13.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dala is the most common Solomon Islands name for this ornament (resembling the kapkap of Papua New Guinea) which in former times was always worn on the head.
See Burt (2009) 'Body Ornaments of Malaita'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004-2009, London, BM, Gallery 24, Living and Dying
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 2761 (Beasley catalogue)