- Museum number
Dala ornament: a disk of tridacna-shell overlaid with a fretwork of turtleshell attached by the centre, for the head
- Curator's comments
- Beasely catalogue reads: "Native name:- DHALA"
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
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection bought by Harry Beasley from Clifford Collinson in 1933, numbered Beasley 3175 to 3196. Collinson visited Solomon Islands in the 1920s.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 3188 (Beasley catalogue)