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Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
195.5 cm
Width - Object:
157 cm
Culture:
Samoan  Search this
Object Type:
Barkcloth
Place:
American Samoa (not certain), Samoa (not certain) / United States (not certain), Polynesia
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Notes:
BARK CLOTH PAINTED FREE HAND IN AN ALL-OVER DESIGN CONSISTING OF SQUARES COMPOSED OF BLACK AND RED TRIANGLES.THE TRIANGLES ARE ARRANGED POINT TO POINT SO THAT THEY FORM SQUARES. THE RED TRIANGLES HAVE BLACK LINES WITHIN THEM, AND THERE ARE TWO WIDE RED BORDERS. HAS ORIGINAL PEALE TAG; ALSO OLD SHIPPING LABEL READS, "B[ARRE]L NO 3 TAPA FROM SAMOA NOV 1839". EXAMINED AND SAMPLED BY KENNETH P. EMORY, BISHOP MUSEUM, JUNE 1941.
FROM CARD: "2951-57. CAT. 2951, ORIG. 1024. TAPA, 4'11" X 6'2". GLAZED. "BL. NO. 3, TAPA FROM SAMOA, NOV. 1839." (THIS INFORMATION GIVEN BY K. P. EMORY, BISHOP MUSEUM, 6/24/41.) CAT. NO. 2951, ORIG. NO. 1024."
Record Last Modified:
5 Apr 2017
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2951-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34f5865c0-bc9d-40f8-9dd4-ad3d5646ae08
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8386006