- Museum number
Head-dress made of barkcloth, feathers, shell, sinnet, tropic bird feathers, cane, human hair.
Height: 111 centimetres
Width: 44 centimetres
Depth: 35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
1982 Q register description:
Headdress: tapa cap decorated at the front with 6 large red feather pom-poms & a shell; blond human hair attached to a twisted sinnet matrix hanging from back of cap; green-tipped red feathers & white feathers, brown feathers & tropic bird feathers attached to 3 cane & sinnet matrices placed vertically on top of cap.
Polynesia: [Cook Is. or Austral Is.]
Previously incorrectly labelled as +2011
CITES identification July 1998:
Feathers of Polynesian pigeon (Ducula aurorae), tropic bird (Phaethon lepturus) and Kuhl’s lorikeet (Vini kuhli).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.224
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.224
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.224
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number