- Museum number
Arrow made of wood, grass, bamboo.
Diameter: 1.10 centimetres
Length: 140 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
102. Bow (boala) and arrows (iliu) now used for shooting fish; formerly for fighting. The boala was brought in a Banone canoe to Alu from Banone, where it was mad[?] The arrows were made in Alu (by Kaika of Bakai); they are of the kind called basopa (= the wood barbs aurau = name of barbs made of flying-fox bones, as in Buim). The grass decoration is of latili grass. The arrows are made after Kieta models.
Note sheet number: 1528.Ref.Tg.
- 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: 102 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)