- Museum number
Cone shell armlet. The overlap is pierced for the attachment of black banana seeds and pink and white shell discs tied with twisted vegetable fibre string.
Diameter: 3.60 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register 1951
Cone shell ring. The overlap is pierced for the attachment of seeds and pink and white shell discs tied with twisted vegetable fibre string.
"Manufactured in East End - worn in the Gulf."
(Refers to the whole Oc1951,07 series):
A large ethnographical collection from the Namau and Ipi tribes of the Purari delta and Elema regions, Papuan Gulf, made by J.H.Holmes (missionary) between 1893 and 1900. The remainder of the collection (about one third) is in the Liverpool Museum.
See J.H.Holmes, "In Primitive New Guinea". See Eth Doc,1020 (M.S.Catalogue).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004-2009, BM, Gallery 24, Living and Dying
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register information: Collection 'made by J.H. Holmes (missionary) between 1893 and 1900.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 16 (MS catalogue page number)