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Carved canoe splashboard of wood decorated with red, black and white pigment.
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Height: 34 centimetres
Width: 51 centimetres
Depth: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.106:
'2. Wooden carved ornament from end of canoe. Length 20 inches, Breadth 12 inches.'
Stuck-on label, handwritten:
'(2) Carved ornaments.
From Bow and Stern of Canoe. Obtained from Natives N. Guinea on Voy. H.M.S. Rattlesnake Aug. 1849.'
Marked in black ink on the labelled side:
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
2018 18 Sept-9 Dec, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Oceania
2019 12 Mar-07 July, Paris, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, 'Oceania'
- Object frozen in Sept. 2009
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- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850. Collected by Captain Owen Stanley in August 1849.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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