What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by



  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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


  • 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


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



If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: EOC1713

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 


Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help