- Museum number
Carved lime-spatula made of coconut palm wood. Plain clapper type handle.
- Production date
Length: 30.50 centimetres
Width: 6 centimetres
Depth: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.116:
'103. Cocoanut wood clapper, used also as scoop, for taking up lime. Length 12 inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
Stuck-on label, handwritten:
82. castan [crossed out] clapper
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number