- Museum number
Paddle, deity image made of wood, sinnet rope, sinnet cord.
- Production date
- 19thC (early) (before 1816 (see curatorial comment))
Length: 154 centimetres
Width: 20.50 centimetres
Depth: 13.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information recorded on registration slip: 'One of household gods Pom[are]; King Tahiti, pres[ented] to Messrs? [T & B] Feb 19 1816 after embracing Christianity and sent by his request to England that the people in Europe might know Tahitian fool gods. This form of idol was placed across the altar to represent deposited ancestors'
- Not on display
- LMS register slip notes 'much decayed'.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1911C27.101 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1890,Loan (originally loaned to BM in 1890 by LMS)