A military gorget worn in the South Sea Islands

An item of battle dress that had great exchange value likely from the island of Otaheite. Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795). The gorget was typically a wickerwork breast covering decorated with shell, shark's teeth, and feathers.

Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3962, PAI3964-PAI4076.; Page 24.; Typewritten title stuck below image.; Plate No.8.

Object Details

ID: PAI3963
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Roberts, James
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 228 x 188 mm
Parts: Atlas to Cook's Voyages Vol I 1773-1777. (Illustrations are from Hawkesworth's 'Voyages to the Southern Hemisphere', all volumes, and Cook [ed. Douglas] 'A Voyage towards the South Pole... ' [1773-75], page 70 onwards) (Album)

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