photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
- Series: Rev D.L. Francis
Photograph (black and white); view of a beach in Fauabu, also known as sacred stone; small boat at sea; Fauabu, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 8 centimetres
Width: 9.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The BM Pictorial Collection owns an exact photographic print of this image Oc,A4.154 and a copy Oc,CA4.154 (MM034216-93).
Fauabu has the same meaning as the old Hanutamba "Sacred Rock", a name suggesting permanence. See: Project Canterbury: Artless, S. W. (1936) The Art in Melanesia, Ch6. http://anglicanhistory.org/oceania/artless1936/06.html
The inscription on the large image reads 'Fauabu (sacred stone)', which must be referring to this notion of permanence, rather than a stone within the image.
- Not on display
- This image has been stuck to paper, using double-sided(?) adhesive tape.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collection of photographs acquired for the Museum of Mankind in 1992 by Ben Burt, as a gift from the executors of Rev. Francis' estate. The collection is comprised of 3 albums, and 1 box:
Oc-A4 (stored in a ring binder folder and also in a box, additionally labelled with the registration number Oc-A4, containing large photographs)
Oc-A5 (stored in a ring binder folder)
Oc-A6 (stored in a ring binder folder)
A box of large photographic prints, additionally labelled with the registration number Oc-A5 and Oc-A6
Oc-B104 (stored in a ring binder box).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 116