The natural scientist Lajos Biro collected a whole lot of treasures and goodies during his time in Oceania. He lived between 1856 and 1931. Just to let you understand the greatness of the Biro collection, read this:

The full Bíró collection, including the group of objects from Huon Gulf is outstanding not only for its documentation but also for its quantity. Its 5,519 items represent more than a third of the total Oceania collection containing 14,600 items (the museum’s second largest non-European collection.

Jewels from Oceania – The Lajos Bíró Collection
September 30, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Museum of Ethnography Budapest

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