- Museum number
Flask for lime, of bamboo with incised and blackened design.
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
45. kulukulu. Bought from a Sariai canoe from the man Unggi of Sariai; made by Naguo man of Mamaromino, a place (Telei-speaking) very far in the bush. The decorat is called kegu (Mono, ogi); cut with a knife; to make the black, charcoal is put on, and then green makui (Mono, pela; a food leaf) leaf is rubbed into it. Nos. 46, 47, & 48, are the same with the same details.
Note sheet number: 2033.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: 45 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)