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ornament

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human history
  • Other Name

    Bakiha (Solomon Islands)

    bakhea (Solomon Islands)

  • Description

    breast ornament made of tridacna shell of coral upheaval in form of an amulet. backed with turtle shell to the lower portion of which is attached an ornamental fringe of beadwork and cuscus teeth. upper portion bound with braided red fibre. formerly property of Chief Ingova.

  • Place
  • Field Collection Date
    1901
  • Accession Number
    1931.245
  • Accession Date
    12 May 1931
  • Other Id

    16409 (ethnology)

    S232 (Edge-Partington)

  • Department
  • Display Room

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