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Canoe splashboard

Museum number:
11-39240
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.2006
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Wooden canoe prow splash board, intricately carved on one face, plain on other; male human figure in top center; Splash board placed transversely across the prow behind the prow ornament. A finely decorated sea-going canoe enhanced the prestige of the members of a trading expedition and of their village.
Donor:
Bronislaw Malinowski and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua Region
Verbatim coll. place:
Melanesia; Trobriand Islands
Culture or time period:
Massim
Collector:
Bronislaw Malinowski
Collection date:
1914-1920
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation
Accession date:
1965
Department:
Oceania
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