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raft / model

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Model raft (type used for fishing and passenger transport) made of wood, bamboo; with mast and sail made of wood, bamboo (attached by thread), 2 wood paddles (loose) and steerman's mat. The sail is made from woven grass leaves ('lin grass' in Chinese).

  • Date

    • 1840-1870
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 34 centimetres (Raft)
    • Width: 35 centimetres (Raft)
    • Depth: 21 centimetres (Raft)
    • Weight: 180 grammes (Raft)
    • Height: 5.5 centimetres (Keel Board)
    • Width: 3 centimetres (Keel Board)
    • Depth: 0.4 centimetres (Keel Board)
    • Weight: 0.1 grammes (Keel Board)
    • Height: 22 centimetres (Paddle a)
    • Width: 3 centimetres (Paddle a)
    • Depth: 0.5 centimetres (Paddle a)
    • Weight: 0.1 grammes (Paddle a)
    • Height: 23.5 centimetres (Paddle b)
    • Width: 3 centimetres (Paddle b)
    • Depth: 0.5 centimetres (Paddle b)
    • Weight: 0.1 grammes (Paddle b)
    • Height: 21 centimetres (Paddle c)
    • Width: 1 centimetres (Paddle c)
    • Depth: 0.5 centimetres (Paddle c)
    • Weight: 0.1 grammes (Paddle c)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        Universal boat of the aboriginals of Formosa; used along the coasts and adopted too by the Chinese.
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • As1870C0429.15 (CDMS ref. to Christy Additions/Temp.Reg.1868-77)
    • As1870C1.6698 (old CDMS no.)
    • OA+.7167 (raft)


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