model / canoe
Model canoe with double outrigger, painted with red pigment. The hull is cut out of a solid piece of light pith-like wood; one end curved upwards, the other and the middle part have the gunwale raised a streak by pieces of wood sewn on. The outriggers support a central platform of parallel strips terminating at each side with a 'crate' like compartment for stowing things in. (Registration slip description).
- 19thc (before 1870)
- Found/Acquired: Torres Strait Islands
- (Oceania,Australia,Queensland,Torres Strait Islands)
- Length: 22 inches
- Length: 56 centimetres
Illustrated in B.A.L. Cranstone, 'Melanesia : A Short Ethnography', London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1961, Plate 25 (c)
On display: G35
Exhibited: 2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
Presented by A.W. Franks Esq. Nov. 9 1870. Obtained from Mr W.J. Kennett
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc1870C1.6933a (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EOC3816
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