lantern slide (photographic)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; a man on a beach, posing with a spear in a stance of being ready to throw the spear; he wears arm ornaments, a loin covering and leg bands; hel holds a spear in each hand; Ahi'a, Solomon Islands.
- Production date
Height: 8.20 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Production: possibly photographed by Beattie on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross from Norfolk Island to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 1906.
Bibliography: Beattie's 'Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific' can be viewed at: www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie_catalogue1907.html.
Related image: Oc,B115.32 depicts the exact same view of the beach, but with a different man holding a spear.
Inscription: although the inscription reads "A Fighting man of behea."
Beatties inscription for this image in the catalogue is "A Fighting Man of Ahia, throwing spear".
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1990 (From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 117
Miscellaneous number: 382 (Museum of Mankind number)
Miscellaneous number: 593 (Beattie series number)