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: 18.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 27.30 centimetres (mount)
Width: 25.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 27.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This large image is stored in a box of larger photographic images (part of Rev D L Francis's collection), with its' registration number Oc,A4 reflecting that it is part of the ring binder collection Oc,A4. The box and the ring binder are located next to one another in the album section of the stores.
The BM Pictorial Collection owns an exact photographic print of this image Oc,A4.153 and a copy Oc,CA4.154 (MM034216-93) stored in the ring binder folder.
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
- 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