- Museum number
Dancing club made of wood.
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
94. mua: club made fro a gatu (dancing) by Kopana of Mono it is only a light model, not for use in warfare. The head at the top tuku. Another name for this mua is kombau. For names of the ornamentation see elsewhere. Bought in Alu.
Note sheet number: 2426.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: 94 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)