1884.61.34 Full length

A paddle from Buka with carved head at paddle end.

?Blue book entry [circa 1874] - Patterns consisting of animal and vegetable forms conventionalized in ornamentation 512 - 24 Paddles. Human figure shewing the transition by which the original designs have been lost and gradually converted into a crescent form. New Ireland Part p80

Old General Pitt Rivers Label [before 1884] - [Printed and stuck to paddle] Paddle New Ireland. The handle represents a human head, with the Papuan headdress. The ears are elongated and pierced with an ear ornament. The eyes are concentric circles, the nose triangular. The same figure is traced on the blade.

Delivery Catalogue I entry [1884] - Paddles of the New Irelanders Paddle wood painted and carved 513 Screen 176 177

Written on object [after 1884] - New Ireland PR coll (513)(blue)

Accession Book IV entry [1920s] - 1884.61.1 - 65 Design - Development and Degradation of - 1884.61.29 - 41 Series of paddles with coloured designs to show possible degradation of design New Ireland (Buka type) Club-like short lozenge blade, red, carved head on handle, carved and painted head in relief [Drawing]

Additional entry - 512 - 524 [1884.61.29 - 41] Blue Solomon Islands Buka formerly labelled New Ireland Buka paddles shewing development from man to crescent in PR coll. First reference by the General is when as Lane Fox he gave an address on Anthropology to the British Association. Transactions of the Sections. In 1872 page 168 paddles of 'the New Irelanders, one of the Papuan group of islands adjoining the one in which Bishop Patteson was lately murdered'. Bishop Patteson was murdered on Nukapu in the Santa Cruz group; the Solomon Group is next and then New Ireland. Distances are considerable. [BB]

Card Catalogue Entry [1940s] - Solomon Islands Buka (formerly labelled New Ireland) 513 Blue. Paddle; club-like, short lozenge blade, red carved head on handle carved and painted head in relief. No 6 of series to show possible degradations of design

1872 British Association address: Not mentioned

1875 ‘Evolution of Culture’: Not mentioned

1884.61.34 Full length back

1884.61.34 Front of blade

1884.61.34 Back of blade

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1884.61.34 Handle back

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