- Museum number
Rectangular linen bag stamped 486 in black ink containing the top portion (apex and spire) of six Conomurex luhuanus shells (a-f), one white, five with orange-brown linear markings, and one complete Turbo crassus shell (g).
- Production date
Width: 2 - 3 centimetres (shells)
Height: 1 centimetres (shells)
Length: 19 centimetres (bag)
Width: 13 centimetres (bag)
- Curator's comments
Stored in cotton bag with printed no."486".
Handwritten label with "Daniels Ethnographic Expedition" printed.
Expedition label stamped 'DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION' handwritten in red ink by William Cooke Daniels reads: 'HULA Childs toys tops – RŌNU & 1 MARE'. Paper note inside bag written in black ink by Charles Seligman reads: '6 Strombus luhuanus L. 1 Turbo crassus Wood.' Further paper note written in pencil by Seligman reads: '[?]Land & in [?]bay fresh water mollusca from MURUA B.N.G Track between Bonagai & Kulamadou'. The second note appears to have been placed in the bag in error, as the first note and label tied to the bag clearly relate to the contents. Conomurex luhuanus (synonym. Strombus luhuanus, Lineaus) and Turbo crassus, Wood, are not fresh water molluscs.
Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous Number: 486 (Cooke Daniels Number)