Ear ornament

Production date
Pre 1899
Country
Solomon Islands
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Object detail

Description
Register description: Ear Beam: wood, shell inlay L.247mm
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander ear ornament
Maker
Production date
Pre 1899
Production place
Measurements
L248 x W11 x H11 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, shell
History and use
This ear beam from Solomon Islands is designed to be worn pierced through a hole in the lobe of the ear. The item was donated by Anthony Bourke, former MLA for Lockyer and later Mayor of Toowoomba.
Registration number
E11412

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