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British Museum

The British Museum in London, England is a museum of human history and culture. Its collections, which number more than 13 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.

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Figure 186.—Unlocalized clubs in British Museum attributed to Hervey Islands. a (no. 4510): length, 2,314 mm.; blade approximately 780 mm. long, 38 mm. wide and 9 mm. thick at end, 49 mm. wide and 18 mm. thick at widest part; with lateral edges; shaft at lower end 22 by 24 mm. in diameter; base of flange 27 mm. in diameter and blunt point 28 mm. long; dark, well polished wood; acquired in 1867. b (no. 5315): length, 2,052 mm.; blade length approximately 910 mm., with concavo-convex edges, 52 mm… Figure 280.—Fish gorges in British Museum (from Beasley) Figure 39.—Aitutaki feather headdress. a, after Williams: 1, rim of coiled cap; 2, tiers of feathers; 3, tier of white feather bunches; 4, tiers of feathers; 5, tail feathers of tropic bird; 6, white feather bunches on sides; 7, tresses of human hair hanging down from back. b, same cap in British Museum: feather ornamentation disarranged from original technique by decay of wooden frame and cord lashings; 3, white feather bunches (some have fallen out); 5, tropic bird feathers showing attachment… Plate 16 — Tahitian Gods (To'o), A-G, British Museum: A, L.M.S., 377; B, L.M.S., 66 ?; C, L.M.S., 55; D, Tah. 64; E, L.M.S., 1; F, 78-11-1-594; G, Tah. 67. H, Bishop Mus., B1054, a Specimen of Native Broom Collected by Banks and Solander — This specimen, now in the Dominion Museum, shows part of the original mount of heavy paper (the darker portion at edge) and the original British Museum label (right). This label states that the specimen was laid (mounted) in 1833 and gives the name now used, Carmichaelia australis (R. Brown, 1825), as well as, very faintly, Banks' and Solander's name, Genista compressa. The label on the left, written by Thomas Kirk in New Zealand, gives…

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