- Museum number
Hoe (panigob) used for clearing gardens, made from a crudely carved wooden handle (a) and a segment of polished cymbium shell (b).
- Production date
- 19thc (before 1889)
Height: 45 centimetres (a)
Height: 5.50 centimetres (b)
Width: 7.30 centimetres (a)
Width: 11.80 centimetres (b)
Depth: 8.20 centimetres (a)
Depth: 1.96 centimetres (b)
- Curator's comments
Register slip comment:
Shell adze 'panigob' formerly used in Mer for cutting down the scrub in clearning for a garden. The handle is new and was made for me in "old time" fashion. ACH
Handle was made for A.C. Haddon 'in old time fashion'. Used for cutting scrub in clearing for gardens.
Also: HM.29.46 (Horniman Museum, London).
Refs: Haddon, A.C., (ed.), 1901-35, 'Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits', Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1912, Vol 4, Arts and Crafts: 126-6, 144.
A photograph of this object is in the BM Pictoral Collection Oc,B22.26
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Moore 1984: Collected 1889.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1889C16.214 (old CDMS no.)