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Ornaments & Weapons at of Marquesas

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Prt.85

  • Title (object)

    • Ornaments & Weapons at of Marquesas
  • Description

    Print. Five Marquesan objects. A fan, two head ornaments made from woven plant fibres and beads, a third head ornament made from feathers and shells, and a wooden carved club. 1777
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1 February 1777
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.5 centimetres
    • Width: 21.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        1
        3
        4
        2 5
        Chapman, Del. Record sculp
        No.XVII
        Published Febry. 1st 1777 by Wm. Strahan in New Street Shoe Lane & Thos. Cadell in the Strand London.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        Page 311
        Ornaments &weapons at of(?) Marquesas
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of print
      • Inscription Content

        KXS.OC.4.A.
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Related image: Oc2006-PRT84 (mirror image).

    Artist/Producer: It is unclear which "Chapman" the inscription refers to.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Prt.85

  • Additional IDs

    • KXS.Oc.4.A. (Old BM series number)
    • XVII (Plate number)
Print. Five Marquesan objects. A fan, two head ornaments made from woven plant fibres and beads, a third head ornament made from feathers and shells, and a wooden carved club. 1777
Engraving, black and white.

Print. Five Marquesan objects. A fan, two head ornaments made from woven plant fibres and beads, a third head ornament made from feathers and shells, and a wooden carved club. 1777 Engraving, black and white.

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