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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc1856,0709.20

  • Description

    Netted bag for sling stones, made of vegetable fibre string.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 42 centimetres
    • Width: 18 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Sling bag worn around the neck. This bag is typical of the style made in the north of New Caledonia. Information received from Francois Wadra and Jessica Wamytan, Melanesia Art Project, May 2008.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Acquisition notes

    'Presented by Sir John Liddell, Admiralty in the name of Lords of the Admiralty (all collected by the Officers of H.M. Ship Herald).'

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc1856,0709.20

Netted bag for sling stones, made of vegetable fibre string.

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