- Museum number
Tiqa stick (head of) made of whale tooth.
Length: 11.50 centimetres
Width: 3.70 centimetres
Depth: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Stuck-on handwritten label:
Tiqa head made from/ whales tooth. Fiji
Added in pencil: Allardyce 1931
According to Dr Rod Ewins, University of Tasmania, by email June 2015, the Fijian name for these 'i-tiqa' dart-heads is 'ulutoa', the name of the cachalot tooth is 'tabua', hence the correct name of this object is 'ulutoa tabua' — “a dart-head made of whale ivory”.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register comment : 'Collected by Sir Wm. Allardyce (in Fiji 1879-1914, Governor 1901), in whose memory they are given.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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