- Museum number
Fly-whisk made of sago(?) spines with coconut fibre (coir) binding on the handle, woven sago palm collar used to secure the spines and coconut fibre (coir) cord to secure the collar to the binding.
- Production date
Length: 63.30 centimetres
Width: 20.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained by Admiral (then Captain) Davis in the Pacific
Register reads: Presented by Capt. Davis R.N. / obt. by him in the Pacific
Davis published a sales catalogue "LIST OF ETHNOGRAPHICAL OBJECTS Collected during the Cruises of H.M.S ROYALIST amongst the Islands of the WESTERN PACIFIC in 1890-91-92 Obtained by Admiral (then Captain Davis) in the Pacific 93". The British Museum copy (MUS/26b-9-6) is annotated: The Collection of Admiral Davis / Bt. by Edward Gerrard / 61 College House / Camden Town / N. W. / BM had first pick / part purchased by Urnlauff. Hamburg.
Collected on Admiral Davis' third voyage on the HMS Royalist to Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu, specifically between 25th May 1892 and 14th July 1892.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1894C3.223 (old CDMS no.)