- Museum number
Fishing box made of wood, with a sinnet cord connecting it to the lid.
- Curator's comments
- 1938 register:
'76. Wooden fishing-box, similar in general shape to [Oc1938,1001] 75, but larger, better made & with slight differences of form; there are no side lugs on the lid and the central lug is of a .... form; passing through the perforation is a long cord of twisted and plaited sinnet, broken in one place. The base of the box is decorated with an elaborate panel in low relief representing five small figures supporting a platform on which stand two large and three smaller figures; round the edge are 16 squares and St Andrew's crosses in relief, arranged alternately; the inside of the box shows the marks of a European 1" chisel.'
Information in observations column:
See British Museum Quarterly AD [added by Adrian Digby, British Museum curator]
[Tokelau? (WBF)] ie. the opinion of the curator William Fagg
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1938,1001 as a whole:
Given by Miss E. K. B. Lister, 11 Western Terrace, Falmouth. / Collected by the donor's father and brother (in whose memory they are given).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number