- Museum number
Fifteen tattooing implements (7 complete, 8 incomplete) made of reed, human bone (?), coir, tortoise-shell. Implements have reed handle, the butt being bevelled off on one side, the bone head leashed to it with a thread-like brown coir. Head consists of two thin flat pieces of dense bone, the lower being toothed like a comb, fastened together, with the brown coir.In two, upper part of head is of tortoise-shell.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1871)
Height: 17.50 centimetres (max)
Height: 15 centimetres (min)
Width: 2.80 centimetres (max)
Width: 0.60 centimetres (min)
Depth: 7.50 centimetres (max)
Depth: 2.90 centimetres (min)
- Curator's comments
- 15 items.
Belongs with Oc.7963.a - tattooing instruments case.
- Not on display
- 7 complete, 8 incomplete. Register slip notes that 'all more or less damaged'.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1871C1.7963b-c,d-l (old CDMS nos.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1871C1213.1