- Museum number
Comb ornament of separate sticks bound and patterned with vine-strip of red-stained coconut cuticle and yellow orchid, large type.
- Production date
- 1876 (before)
Height: 25 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Combs of this general type are characteristic of Malaita, the larger curved ones especially of north Malaita. See Ben Burt (2009) 'Body Ornaments of Malaita'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003-2009, BM, Gallery 24, Living and Dying
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection acquired from the Blackmore Museum by Harry Beasley in 1931, numbered Beasley 2648 to 2851.
Beasley catalogue reads:
ex Codrington Collection 1869
Rev. Codrington worked for the Melanesian Mission from 1867 to 1887.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 2762 (Beasley catalogue)