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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Drg.602

  • Description

    Drawing; sketch of a lakatoi (an outrigger canoe with a sail), from the Trobriand Islands. 1921-1924.
    Graphite.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1921-1924
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 23.4 centimetres (drawing)
    • Width: 34 centimetres (drawing)
    • Height: 62.5 centimetres (folio)
    • Width: 50.2 centimetres (folio)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of drawing
      • Inscription Content

        101
        Detail for rigging canoe
        (mast) B
        G running gear
        I Stay
        STAY
        H MAID sheet
        F Dipping line
        E FORE sheet A
        Trobriand Islands Papua 1921-4
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Folio Collection: This drawing is bound in a folio consisting of a collection of drawings by Ellis Silas. The folio which consists of drawings catalogued as Oc2006,Drg.506 through to Oc2006,Drg.678, were bound by the British Museum in January 1967. In addition, two drawings which were originally bound in the folio were later removed, framed, and have been catalogued as Oc2006,Drg.679 and Oc2006,Drg.680.

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  • Condition

    The original drawing has been glued to a paper mount of the exact same size to strengthen the weak paper.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    20thC(mid) (?)

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Drg.602

  • Additional IDs

    • 101 (Series number)
Drawing; sketch of a lakatoi (an outrigger canoe with a sail), from the Trobriand Islands. 1921-1924.
Graphite.

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