Ornament

Production date
Late 19th Century
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Register description: Ornament: bead, with shells attached
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander body ornament
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Measurements
L285 x W175 x H9 mm
Media/Materials description
Glass beads, plant fibre, shell
History and use
This body ornament is made from coloured glass trade beads and forms a pair with E1526. The piece is from the Estate of Thomas William Connah, a collector and senior Queensland public servant. The object was acquired by the museum in 1916.
Registration number
E1525

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