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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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Figure 130.—Aberrant paddle, Aitutaki (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 55419): length, 5 feet 9.25 inches, elliptical blade with greatest width, 9.75 inches. a, full length. b, blade enlarged: shows mesial ridge (1) extending full length of blade. c, side view of blade: lateral edge (2) of blade, showing projections (1, 1) of mesial ridge on each surface 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 171.—Aitutaki drum (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 86,236): a, height, 672 mm.; upper opening diameter, 240 mm.; bottom diameter, 330 mm.; dividing septum, 265 mm. from bottom: upper set of 15 rectangular slots (1), 75 mm. high and 37 mm. wide; top edge of slots, 197 mm. from bottom edge: lower set of 15 rectangular slots (2), 50 mm. high and 30 mm. wide; ends of lashing braids (3) wound round between slot rows: lower edge (4) clear of lashings. b, top of drum, showing direct lashing with flat… Figure 184.—Mangaian short hand club (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53512): length, 418 mm.; width at square end, 63 mm.; square end (1) carved with two rows of K-motif with stems fused; part of blade (2) carved with rounded flanges and piece of red cloth tied around middle part; also red cloth (3) tied around grip; proximal end flared. (Club obtained from Boston Marine Museum in 1899.) Figure 193.—Painted fisherman's god (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53,517): height 420 mm.; head height 224 mm.; shoulder width 180 mm. a, front: typical eyes and mouth, painting around eyes and navel, small nipples, round navel, anterior axillary line denned by edge, five fingers, serration on outer and front sides of feet, b, back: protruding ears perforated, denned neck, straight edge across shoulders, slender waist, shallow gluteal region, c, right side: protruding abdomen and navel, arm with di… 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 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 (… Plate 15 — Austral Islands Headdresses: A, Tubuai (British Mus.); B, Tubuai (Perth Mus., Scotland, 900); C, Rurutu (British Mus., +2011); D, Raivavae (Peabody Mus., Cambridge, 53617)


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