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Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands

Figure 164.—Mangaian carved gong (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53509). a, view from above, showing triangular openings with connecting slit; total length, 700 mm.; height, 272 mm.; greatest width, 270 mm. End projections (1): length, 18 mm.; width, 12 mm.; triangular in section, with apices inward and length from base to apex, 28 mm.; 37 projections at each end. End bands (2) are divided into four vertical panels (see b). Body (3) of gong is divided into horizontal panels by narrow slits without wi…

Figure 164.—Mangaian carved gong (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53509). a, view from above, showing triangular openings with connecting slit; total length, 700 mm.; height, 272 mm.; greatest width, 270 mm. End projections (1): length, 18 mm.; width, 12 mm.; triangular in section, with apices inward and length from base to apex, 28 mm.; 37 projections at each end. End bands (2) are divided into four vertical panels (see b). Body (3) of gong is divided into horizontal panels by narrow slits without wide grooves as in figure 163 and horizontal panels are again divided by vertical slits into small rectangular spaces for carving with K-motif. b, carving details on one end of drum: end projecting knobs (1) carved with upright K and notched bar: end band (2-5) divided into four panels; outer panel (2) at slightly higher plane than knobs, carved with zigzag lines and with triangles at outer edge cut down to level of knobs; two middle panels (3, 4) at higher plane with rectangular spaces carved with upright double K-motif; inner panel (5) at lower level carved in same way as outer panel (2). Body (6) of gong with rectangular spaces carved with upright double K-motif.

Figure 164.—Mangaian carved gong (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53509). a, view from above, showing triangular openings with connecting slit; total length, 700 mm.; height, 272 mm.; greatest width, 270 mm. End projections (1): length, 18 mm.; width, 12 mm.; triangular in section, with apices inward and length from base to apex, 28 mm.; 37 projections at each end. End bands (2) are divided into four vertical panels (see b). Body (3) of gong is divided into horizontal panels by narrow slits without wide grooves as in figure 163 and horizontal panels are again divided by vertical slits into small rectangular spaces for carving with K-motif. b, carving details on one end of drum: end projecting knobs (1) carved with upright K and notched bar: end band (2-5) divided into four panels; outer panel (2) at slightly higher plane than knobs, carved with zigzag lines and with triangles at outer edge cut down to level of knobs; two middle panels (3, 4) at higher plane with rectangular spaces carved with upright double K-motif; inner panel (5) at lower level carved in same way as outer panel (2). Body (6) of gong with rectangular spaces carved with upright double K-motif.