- Museum number
Cedar barkcloth beater made of bone (whale).
- Production date
- 1780 (before)
Height: 5 centimetres
Length: 28 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Initially said to be of walrus bone, but in fact of whalebone. see Rayna Green (ed) `The British Museum Encyclopaedia of Native North America' British Museum Press, 1999. Two Cook collection beaters are illustrated in E Gunther 'Indian Life' Chicago 1972 p 254, probably including this one.
- On display (G26/dc5)
- Exhibition history
1978 18 Mar-10 Sept, Vancouver, Centennial Museum, Discovery 1778: Captain James Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected during one of Cook's voyages.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am17??D8.48 (old CDMS no.)