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  • Description

    Brush made of leaf (palm), cord (bark).

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Louis-Joseph Bouge (1878-1960) was a French colonial administrator and scholar-collector who served in New Caledonia in 1899, in Vanuatu from 1906 and in Tahiti from 1915. In 1913 he sold a collection of about 374 objects to the British Museum, about 250 from Melanesia, including 180 from Vanuatu and the rest from New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


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