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Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
175.5 cm
Width - Object:
136 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 FREEHAND MOSTLY BLACK IN THE CENTER, AND HAVING WIDE REDDISH-BROWN BORDERS. THERE ARE ALSO SMALL LIGHT BROWN TRIANGLES ALONG THE BORDERS AND IN PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AREA. THE REVERSE IS RIBBED AND A BRIGHT TURMERIC COLOR. HAS ORIGINAL PEALE TAG; ALSO AN OLD SHIPPING LABEL READS, "B[ARRE]L. NO. 1 , TAPA FROM SAMOA NOV 1839, RECD JUNE 18 1840 VIA BOSTON [SHIP]". EXAMINED AND SAMPLED BY KENNETH P. EMORY, BISHOP MUSEUM, JUNE 1941.
FROM CARD: "BL. NO. 1, TAPA FROM SAMOA, NOV. 1839, RECD. JUNE 18, 1840 VIA BOSTON". YELLOWISH ON BACK. ALL THIS INFORMATION GIVEN BY K. P. EMORY, BISHOP MUSEUM, 6/24/41. MR. EMORY ALSO TOOK SMALL SAMPLE."
FROM CARD: "2959-69. CAT. # 2963, ORIG. # 1021."
Stored in Pod 4 oversize whole unit. Advance arrangements are needed for access.
Record Last Modified:
5 Apr 2017
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2963-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dc8f8db2-a3fd-46a8-a39d-8adc0e1e87ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8386115