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  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a wooden model of an outrigger canoe.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.7 centimetres
    • Width: 20.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        ALBUM. 83
        Louisiade Ils, New Guinea
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        BRITISH 1 MUSEUM 2
      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

    This outrigger wooden canoe was photographed in The British Museum and is in the museums collection: Oc1851,0103.11. The canoe was made in the Louisiade Archipelago.Related image: this image can also be seen in Oc,A69.85

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • ALBUM 83 (photographic series number)
Photograph (black and white); a wooden model of an outrigger canoe;
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white); a wooden model of an outrigger canoe; Gelatin silver print

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