prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000011582Trunk, piha, of wood, from the Society Islands (probaby Tahiti); part of the Forster collection (Forster 33; 1886.1.1516)

The trunk comprises three pieces, the main body being a hollowed-out piece of wood, capped at both ends with two more pieces of wood, decorated on the outside with incised zigzags and tied on with plaited coconut fibre. The lugs either side of the central aperture may have been used for tying on a lid (missing)


  PRM0001344585179Trunk, showing end panel
PRM0001344595179Underside of trunk
PRM0001299055179Ashmolean label
PRM0001299095179Ashmolean label