- Museum number
Staff, deity image made of wood, sinnet, feathers, barkcloth.
Height: 35.70 centimetres (horizontal crate)
Length: 81.50 centimetres (object)
Width: 99 centimetres (horizontal crate)
Width: 20 centimetres (object)
Depth: 60.80 centimetres (horizontal crate)
Depth: 23.50 centimetres (object)
- Curator's comments
British Museum registration slip, written in 1890?:
Tahiti [crossed out, and addition] Hervey Group
God in the form of a flat staff, expanding at the head & pierced to represent a conventional human figure. The greater part of the staff is covered with plaited sinnet with remains of feather decorations.
25 "Tangaroa from Maute (Mauke) with feathers & fibre sinnet appended to him."
434 [?] Tangaroa from Mauke
Images include 35mm photos taken by Ben Burt in 1968 before and after conservation.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1911C27.171 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1890,Loan (originally loaned to BM in 1890 by LMS)