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Message stick made of sandalwood. A smooth baton with slightly pointed, flattened ends. Engraved over whole surface with images and shapes, including human figures, drawn in outline with dotted fill.
- Production date
Length: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip comment, probably taken from information provided by the donor: "These sticks are very rare, but occasionally they may be purchased from those who have secured them. They fetch from 10/- to 20/- according to the value of the lettering."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 21 Apr-1999 3 Jul, London, The British Library, The Story of Writing
1999, London, BM, "Cracking Codes"
- Acquisition date
- 1901 (16 October 1901)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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