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model / boat

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Model boat with raised openwork prow and stern, made of threaded cloves, originally with three rowers either side back and front, separated by central enclosure at one end of which fly two pennants. Also originally with additional figure standing in prow, and possibly two figures on top of enclosure. (Complement in 1996 is three rowers back and front on one side, and two back and front on the other; only one pennant remaining).


  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 58 centimetres
    • Height: 30 centimetres
    • Depth: 23 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Means of acquisition unknown. Originally depicted on an Asia collections "No Number" Slip (date unknown) where drawn and stated to be from "Philippines". (This Slip was given object number "83" for documentation purposes by CDMS staff in 1983.) Identified as being the "No Number" item by AMD,5/1996.Amongst the broken parts which are stored with this model there is an item which appears to be a lid for a container. There is a container made of cloves currently numbered As1972,Q.1629 which may go with the lid. It is not clear whether the container and lid belong with the boat model; they do not appear in the regisration slip drawing.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2014-2015 27 Nov-31 May, London, British Museum, Indian Ocean

  • Condition

    Some parts broken loose - stored in enclosure within overall box.

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquisition details unknown.

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • As,N/N.83 (Asia "No Number" Slip (object no. allocated by CDMS staff))


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