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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B16.2

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); profile of carved wooden Hawaiian carrying stick (auamo), with one end carved with two projecting human heads.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.1 centimetres
    • Width: 9.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        Hawaii 2nd of Yoke. Fuller Colln and Neg.
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen
  • Curator's comments

    The object in this image is a Hawaiian carrying stick or auamo/yoke. This object is held by the Chicago Field Museum and is part of the A W F Fuller collection. This image is one of several depicting this object, the others are Oc,B16.3, Oc,B16.4 and OcB16.5.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B16.2

Photograph (black and white); profile of carved wooden Hawaiian carrying stick (auamo), with one end carved with two projecting human heads.
Gelatin silver print.

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