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Peabody Essex Museum

Figure 115.—Ornamental lashing of Mangaian shafts, a, transverse spaced bands (Wesleyan University Mus., 344). b, zigzag pattern (Peabody Mus., Salem, E.5119). c, elliptical pattern (Peabody Mus., Salem, E.22, 452) Figure 134.—Mangaian painted paddle (Peabody Mus., Salem, Massachusetts, 53508). a, front: total length, 1,645 mm.; greatest blade width, 265 mm.; shaft (1) length, 978 mm.; rectangular in section, 58 mm. wide, 26 mm. thick, carved with K-motif in horizontal panels; upper part of blade (2) carved on raised part for 155 mm.; lower blade (3) painted with circles and smaller motifs in black. b, back: shaft (1) carved like front; upper blade (2) painted with tree-like motif, lower blade (3) with ci… 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 246.—Ceremonial adzes, class 3, with pedestals, vary in height; b is 17 inches high, g38 inches high. a, round shaft (1) completely carved with continuous lozenge pattern; round pedestal (2) with upper edge carved in rectangular projections with horizontal double K-motif (3); perforated with square holes surrounded by horizontal and vertical panels of horizontal double K-motif (4); rest of pedestal carved with horizontal rows of fused K's repeated (5): leg knobs with horizontal double K … Figure 267.—Pearl-shell breast ornaments. a, Mangaia (Fuller coll.): outer rim border (1); free ends of coil (2) not seized; horizontal strands of hair braid (3) out side of lashings; lock of human hair (4); for details of similar ornament, see figure 65. b, Tahiti (British Mus., Tahiti case): three shells of different sizes, largest and smallest with edges serrated, largest and middle with strip of outer rim border; attached to human hair coil by cord through two holes pierced through all thre…


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