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Items of the Month

  • Santa Cruz People, Solomon Islands. Teveau Feather Currency

  • Feather money was used on the Santa Cruz archipelago, a remote group forming part of the Solomon Islands for a very long time. The feather money consisted of a 9-meter strip of plant fibers covered with the small scarlet honeyeater (Myzomela Cardinalis) and often took the form of a double coil. One double coil was a trading unit that could not be subdivided and consisted of around 50 to 60 thousand red feathers.
  • Artful Diorama with full mount European Otter

  • One of the pebbles in the right back corner is signed Peter Spicer & Sons. Spicer, Peter (1839–1935), taxidermist, was born in Jury Street, Warwick, on 28 October 1839, the son of John Spicer (1811–1866) and his wife, Emma, née Heynes.
  • Collection of 20 Decorative and very Expressive Bembe Mudzini Reliquary Figures. DRC.

  • Such dolls were mostly used for a so-called second funeral. After the deceased was buried, the remains were exhumed again a few months later. Sometimes pieces of hair or of bone were taken and inserted into these dolls. This allowed the relatives to always have a link with the deceased. Second half 20th C.
  • Nr. 1672 Dutch School, 18th C., Memento Mori: Putto Sleeping on a Skull, oil on canvas,.

  • “Remember you must die!” This message, which reminds everyone that he will one day exchange the earthly for the heavenly, is typical of a memento mori painting. The skull immediately confronts us with death and decay. The flowers that are still in full bloom in a precious vase, will eventually wither.

Santa Cruz People, Solomon Islands. Teveau Feather Currency

Feather money was used on the Santa Cruz archipelago, a remote group forming part of the Solomon Islands for a very long time. The feather money consisted of a 9-meter strip of plant fibers covered with the small scarlet honeyeater (Myzomela Cardinalis) and often took the form of a double coil. One double coil was a trading unit that could not be subdivided and consisted of around 50 to 60 thousand red feathers. View Piece

Artful Diorama with full mount European Otter

One of the pebbles in the right back corner is signed Peter Spicer & Sons. Spicer, Peter (1839–1935), taxidermist, was born in Jury Street, Warwick, on 28 October 1839, the son of John Spicer (1811–1866) and his wife, Emma, née Heynes. View Piece

Collection of 20 Decorative and very Expressive Bembe Mudzini Reliquary Figures. DRC.

Such dolls were mostly used for a so-called second funeral. After the deceased was buried, the remains were exhumed again a few months later. Sometimes pieces of hair or of bone were taken and inserted into these dolls. This allowed the relatives to always have a link with the deceased. Second half 20th C. View Piece

Nr. 1672 Dutch School, 18th C., Memento Mori: Putto Sleeping on a Skull, oil on canvas,.

“Remember you must die!” This message, which reminds everyone that he will one day exchange the earthly for the heavenly, is typical of a memento mori painting. The skull immediately confronts us with death and decay. The flowers that are still in full bloom in a precious vase, will eventually wither. View Piece

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