- Museum number
Barkcloth beater made of bone (whale).
- Production date
- 1780 (before)
- Curator's comments
- Initially said to be of walrus bone, but in fact whalebone. Two Cook collection beaters are illustrated in E Gunther 'Indian Life' Chicago 1972 p 254, probably including this one.
- On display (G1/fc21)
- Exhibition history
1978 18 Mar-10 Sept, Vancouver, Centennial Museum, Discovery 1778: Captain James Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific
1979 23 Aug-11 Nov, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Captain Cook's Voyages
2004 23 Feb-Present, BM Room 1, Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected during one of Cook's voyages.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am17??D8.47 (old CDMS no.)