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Instruments des Insulaires de la Mer du Sud (Instruments of the South Sea Islanders)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Prt.52

  • Title (object)

    • Instruments des Insulaires de la Mer du Sud (Instruments of the South Sea Islanders)
  • Description

    Print. Ten tattooing instruments from Tahiti, including adzes, combs(?), and a tool shaped with a round flat spatula edge.18thC(late) (?).
    Engraving, black and white.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 18thC(late) (?)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.2 centimetres
    • Width: 21.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Language

        French
      • Inscription Content

        Tome II. Pl 14

        Grande Hache
        Pagaye
        ou
        Rame
        AAA
        Parlies supercures
        de la grande Hache
        BBB
        Petites Haches
        CCC
        Instrumens a percer
        la peau.

        Bernard Dir.
        Instruments des Insulaires de la Mer du Sud.
      • Inscription Translation

        Tome II. Pl 14
        Big Axe
        Mess(?)
        or
        paddle
        AAA
        ?
        Big Axe
        BBB
        Small Axe
        CCC
        Instrument to bore the skin (tattoo?)
        Bernard dir.
        Instruments of the South Sea Islanders
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of print
      • Inscription Content

        KXR.OC.31.
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Producer: It is unknown which "Bernard" has produced this image.

    Related image: Oc2006-PRT10 (mirror image) published in Cook's First Voyage: Hawkesworth, John (1773) "An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern hemisphere..." v.2, no.10, opposite p.191.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

    • Associated with: Tahiti term details
    • (Oceania,Polynesia,French Polynesia,Society Islands,Windward Islands (French Polynesia),Tahiti)
  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Prt.52

  • Additional IDs

    • KXR.Oc.31 (Old BM series number)
Print. Ten tattoing instruments from Tahiti, including adzes, combs(?), and a tool shaped with a round flat spatula edge.18thC(late) (?).  Engraving, black and white.

Print. Ten tattoing instruments from Tahiti, including adzes, combs(?), and a tool shaped with a round flat spatula edge.18thC(late) (?). Engraving, black and white.

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