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Turtle-shell nose ornament, annular, split.
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Diameter: 3.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Collection made by Melanesian Mission between 1880 and 1939.
Old label: "Nose-ring. Santa Cruz".
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- From a collection of Melanesian artefacts made by the British branch of the Melanesian Mission between 1880 and 1939. In 1991 Ben Burt of the British Museum listed and arranged the dispersal of this collection, which had been kept by the Secretary to the Melanesian Mission in his vicarage in Henley on Thames. The Mission gave much of the collection to the National Museum of Solomon Islands, some to the British Museum and other museums, and the remainder was sold.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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