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W. O. Oldman

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Figure 113.—Rarotongan multiple lozenge pattern (W. O. Oldman coll., 470). a, front showing lashing and upper part of adz head: 1, dropped shoulder of adz head; 2, median edge on butt; 3, top of adz head with two rounded nipples; 4, heel of haft, b, side view: showing multiple lozenges extending onto shaft Figure 128.—Paddle, probably from Aitutaki (W. O. Oldman coll.): 1, narrow shoulder; 2, incised curved lines below shoulders, two double curves with convexity downward; 3, second set of three triple curves with convexity upward; 4, median notched ridge at tip end Figure 129.—Aitutaki paddle without shoulders (W. O. Oldman coll., 368): total length, 78 inches; blade length, 35 inches; blade width, 6 inches, a, upper part of back of blade showing slope to shaft and carving (1). b, lower part of front of blade with long mesial ridge and, above it, four short transverse raised panels with serrated edges. c, enlargement of carving (a, 1): 1, slightly raised horizontal panel with serrated upper and lower edges, row of V-shaped figures with points opposite eve… Figure 152.—Wooden shark hooks. a, length, 266 mm. (Oldman coll., 380). b, enlargement of snood lashing of a:1, shank knob; 2, thick sennit, part of snood, wrapped around shank below shank knob; 3, fine sennit lashing, in inaere pattern, to fix snood; 4, seizing, which continued to end of snood. c, length, 225 mm.; outside width below snood lashing, 143 mm.; thickness of shank limb below lashing, 28 mm., at bend, 45 mm., of point limb opposite lower end of snood lashing, 26 mm.: 1, shank knob; … Figure 175.—Rarotongan medium and wide serrated clubs. a, Unfinished club: unserrated blade (1) and shoulder enlargement (2) for ornament; has enlargement at butt end of shaft for butt flanges of point. b, medium width blade with single flanged serrations, showing widening space between serrated flanges in upper part of blade. c, wide blade with long thin point. d, wide blade with four small carved panels in middle line of blade; lower part of blade not shown in figure; no shoulder ornament, bu… Figure 176.—Rarotongan serrated clubs with one to three points. a, long narrow blade with single point and double flanges; four transverse notched bands (1) spaced along blade in space between innermost flanges; no shoulder ornament; blunt butt end (Peabody Mus., Salem E.4988). b, two-pointed blade with triple flanges on blade and double flanges on points; five notched bands (1); two double-eye ornaments (2) (Oldman coll., 443). c, three-pointed blade with triple flanges on blade, single flange… Figure 181.—Mangaian clubs, a, spade club (British Mus., 9943 c, c): total length, 1,755 mm.; blade length, 900 mm.; blade width at distal end, 166 mm.; shoulder width (l), 93 mm. and thickness, 43 mm.; shaft upper end, 45 mm. by 43 mm.; shaft lower end above four-pointed flange (2), 38 mm. by 37 mm. Blade is longer than shaft, b, spade club (Peabody Mus., Salem, E4883): total length, 1,384 mm.; blade width at distal end, 117 mm.; shoulder ornament (1) in transverse lines of small chevrons; fou… Figure 198.—Smaller staff god (Oldman coll., 424): total length 45 inches, a, upper head end (1), 17.6 inches, part of middle section (2), wrapped in three layers of tapa, white, brown, and outer with black painted zigzag design: binding of sennit wound spirally in three crossing courses, b, lower section (3), 11.75 inches; with part of middle section (2); total length of middle section, 21.6 inches Figure 200.—Small staff god (Oldman coll., 428): total length 29 inches; head length 4.15 inches; head width 1.75 inches; length upper head section 9.25 inches; length lower section 6.75 inches; notches front and back (1) in upper section and in lower section (2) take place of small human figures; roll of tapa (3), decorated with black, wrapped around middle staff section; rough carving Figure 205.—Aitutaki carved slabs (Oldman coll.: a, no. 431; b, no.429). a, height, 23 inches; width, 4 inches; thickness, 0.75 inch. Side edges serrated, but sunken triangles do not always coincide with alternate teeth; raised middle panel with short horizontal rows of serrated bars characteristic of Aitutaki; two lowest bars not serrated; carved on one side only; lower end flared at sides, b, dark heavy wood; height, 20.75 inches; width, 5.75 inches; thickness, 1.25 inches. Top widely serrate… Figure 208.—Carved slabs with human motifs: a, height 26 inches; width 3.25 inches; greatest thickness 1.75 inches; slab with sunken notches (1) along side edges with crescents (2) on inner side of alternate teeth and triangles (3) on inner side of crescents; raised serrated bars (4) spaced down middle line; lower end with three transverse slits (5) and then plain; few turns of cord (6) evidently for fastening a coir ornament which has been lost; head (7) with straight brows, narrow nose, and e… Figure 213.—Multiple human figures (Oldman coll.; a, b,436; c, d,437). a, front: top figure (1) has characteristic brow cut, a small knob on vertex, and a more elaborate mouth; second (2) has more elaborate eyes, but two lower figures (3, 4) have simple form of eyes, nose, and mouth of type (fig. 210); all have slender arms with three-fingered hands, low protruding abdomen, and slender legs; mesial support (5) in all; flower end divides into two legs (6). Dimensions: height, 34.5 inches; top fi… Figure 243.—Carved slab (Oldman coll., 432): length 43 inches; upper carved part, height 17.25 inches, top width 7 inches, thickness 4 inches; eight ridges, three front and back, one at each side; brown hard wood. a, upper end: upper edge broken in places; three carved ridges (1) on one surface and one carved ridge (2, 2) at each side; lozenge-shaped perforations between ridges. b, part of one front ridge (1), side ridge (2), and lozenge perforations (3); ridges carved into main pillars (4, 4) … Figure 268.—Carved animal figures, Rurutu: a-c, whale bone bowl (Oldman coll., 476); d-f, ironwood spear point (U. S. National Mus., 5345). a, upper view of bowl: length, 14.5 inches; greatest width, 6.75 inches; backs of two animal figures (1) at broad end and upper ends of human figures along outer edges of rim. b, side view of bowl: height, 2.6 inches; side view of animal figures (1) and full face views of human figures which average 0.75 inches in height, c, enlargement of animal figures on… Figure 274.—Polynesian wooden images, front and side views. a, Rarotonga, fisherman's god (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, Mass., 53517). b, Aitutaki, goddess (British Mus., L.M.S.). c, Tahiti, sorcerer's image (ti'i) (British Mus., 7047). d, Raivavae, Austral Islands (British Mus., 54-12-29-120). e, Marquesas (Bishop Mus., 3020) f, New Zealand, carved figure with face tattooing pattern (Oldman coll., 14). g, Mangareva, god (La Rochelle Mus., H.498). h, Easter Island, carved figure (moai kava-kava) (O… Figure 28.—Painted tapa patterns. a, Mauke: white cloth painted with black bars, black triangles in pairs with apices meeting giving hour-glass appearance and internally blaked with thin parallel lines, and zigzag bars formed by crossing black lines; horizontal bars (1) and triangles (1) painted yellow; rectangles (2) and triangles (2) in red (Bishop Mus., Bloxam ms.). b, shows carved heads (1) and tapa bundle with zigzag pattern (2) at one end and double rows of black lozenges separated by two… Figure 5.—Specialized bowls. Elliptical bowl with end projections (a, b), Aitutaki (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 55422): a, side view; long end projections (1, 1), ornamental notches along rim, total length 20.75 inches, middle height 3.37 inches; b, rim opening, inside length 14.75 inches, middle width 8.12 inches, ends of projections (1, 1) with 7 transverse notches. Carved round bowl (c, d), Mangaia (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53516); c, side view, showing rectangular rim projection (1) and legs (… Figure 58.—Whale ivory and human bone necklace ornaments (Mangaia). a-c, foursided figures: a, length of top, middle, and bottom, 43, 38, 40 mm.; height of left, middle, and right, 20, 13, 18 mm.; greatest thickness, 11 mm.; front surface polished and convex vertically and horizontally; slightly raised flanges at top and bottom borders; two suspensory lugs perforated from side to side. b, back of a: flat without upper and lower border flanges. c, smaller ornament, front view; greatest length, 2… Plate 14 — Symbols of Gods: A, Aitutaki (British Mus., L.M.S., 28); B, Aitu (British Mus., L.M.S., 572); C, Aitu (British Mus., L.M.S., 94/35); D, E, Mitiaro (British Mus., L.M.S., no Number and 49); F, G, H, Mangaia (British Mus., L.M.S., 30, 32, 31); Mangaia (Oldman Coll., 432)


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