- Museum number
Canoe ornament of wood.
Height: 68 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO (Eth.Doc.1096) reads:
90. bosara: canoe ornament (from a fifteen man canoe called Koso belonging to Bakai in Alu); belongs to the stern piece (tautau); made by Leako of Bakai (who helped build the canoe). The bottom decoration (squares) on each side = numanuma (the cross has no name); the curved supports of head - fafotu;the whole head = bosara.
Note sheet number:-1178.Ref.Tk.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 90 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)