Report of the Curator of the Pitt-Rivers Museum for the year 1903.

The progress of the Museum continues to be very greatly retarded, owing to my having no skilled assistant. As I pointed out in my last report, the funds formerly expended in paying an assistant have had to be assigned to the purchase and erection of exhibition cases, cabinets, &c., for the protection of valuable specimens and series of specimens from the ruin caused by dust, the attacks of beetles and moths, and other causes, as well as by frequent handling by visitors. Some of the necessary cases have been erected, and a small sum of money has been saved towards pushing forward this work during 1904. The accumulation of this balance has, however, been effected at the cost of the greatest possible inconvenience, and I have been placed in an intolerable position through the lack of a skilled assistant. No other Museum department is so situated. A minimum addition of £100 per annum is required for the maintenance of the Museum, it being impossible to keep up its state of efficiency with the utterly inadequate annual grant allotted to the purpose. An application for this increase was made, but was rejected, and the unsatisfactory financial condition remains unchanged.

The extensive repairs to the roof-glazing have so far proved satisfactory, and very little rain has of late found its way into the building. The periodical inspection of the roof is still a costly and difficult affair, no provision having yet been made for ready access to the roof in order that frequent examination may be made of its condition, and defects be made good at once with but little trouble and little or no expense. An estimate for a light gallery running along the lower edge of the glazing has been received from Messrs. Helliwell, amounting to £60, and it is very desirable that some such arrangement may be carried into effect, whereby in the long run a considerable saving would be effected.

In the Court, some extensions of the space allotted to Musical Instruments have been made. A new case was erected for the "free-reed" instruments which now form an instructive synoptic series; the back of this case has been assigned to the collection of native drums from various parts of New Guinea. The "bull-roarers," or whizzing-sticks, have been allotted increased space, and this series is a very fine one, numerous additions to it having been made. A small series illustrating that very peculiar musical instrument, the Goura, and the musical kite-bows, has been arranged, and formed the basis of a monograph by the Curator. An upright case was erected for the fine series of jews' harps, showing the geographical distribution and principal varieties of this instrument, and also its development from the simpler forms.

A table-case has been assigned to the series of mallets used in making bark-cloth, the wide geographical distribution of closely similar types being well exemplified. An upright case now contains the series of war-trophies, illustrating various customs relating to the treatment of slain enemies. The collection of charms and magical appliances has been in part rearranged. In the Lower Gallery, the wall-case at the east end has been used for the display of specimens illustrating primitive Metallurgy, e.g. the native working of iron in Africa, and bronze-casting by the cire perdu process and other methods; one end has been fitted with a screen and will be devoted to a collection illustrating the distribution and varieties of iron and steel blades having ogee-section, and corrugated blades, together with the survival in ornament of the once-useful characteristics. Various additions to and modifications in existing series have been effected.
In the Upper Gallery a range of high wall-cases has been erected in the S.E. corner. This has at last allowed provision to be made for some of the series hitherto exposed upon screens. The specimens have suffered considerably during their long exposure, but it is hoped that their deterioration will now be arrested. A number of the specimens included in these series are of great value, haying been collected upon some of the early Arctic expeditions; they could not possibly be replaced. Considerable progress has been made in the re-arrangement of these series, which has involved their being very carefully cleaned, mended where necessary, and labelled, as well as their being identified in many cases by reference to the literature dealing with the subjects. It is hoped to extend these wall-cases right along the S. wall.

A cabinet for special groups in the Sword and Dagger series has been built under the table-cases, and it is proposed to add as many more of these cabinets as funds will permit. They admit of the non-exhibited material being classified, and retained in a position adjacent to the main series to which it belongs.

The accessions have been both numerous and interesting. The Museum is indebted to those who have, in various parts of the world, responded so readily and generously to the request to secure for the Museum specimens of particular interest. Messrs. Shelford, Gunn, Moggridge, Annandale, the Hon. J. Abercromby, the Rev. E. Peck, and others have in this way greatly furthered the interest of the Collections by the valuable additions which have been acquired through their kindness and generosity. Mr. Andrew Pride readily presented the whole of the comprehensive collection made by himself in the Paraguayan Chaco. The collection of decorated pottery and other objects from Arizona, given by Mr. R.B. Townshend, forms a welcome adjunct to the series from the late Professor Moseley's collection. Mr. Gunn's contributions have been very numerous, collected mainly by himself on the White Nile and in Burma, many new forms having been given by him. Of local interest is the series of neolithic flint implements presented by Mr. W. Evetts; they were all collected upon his own property at Tackley, near Bletchington, and include some quite uncommon varieties.

Most noteworthy of all, perhaps, is the series of native objects collected by Prof. W. Baldwin Spencer and Mr. Gillen during their recent remarkable journey across Australia from South to North. The series presented by Prof. Spencer is very representative, and includes a very fine nurtunja used in sacred ceremonies, probably the only one of its kind in this country.

Among the purchases may be specially mentioned the stone implements, &c., from New Caledonia, purchased by a special grant from the Museum Delegates, and the New Guinea specimens from Mr. Rohu's collection, which were collected mainly in N.E. British New Guinea, on the borders of German territory, many of these showing that there is a definite connexion between this region and the Papuan Gulf district.

There has been no apparent falling off in the number of visitors, nor in the interest shown in the general collection or in special series.

Fishing-kite of palm-leaf, Santa Anna Island, S. Christoval, Solomon Islands; piece of bark-cloth, New Hebrides. Presented by the Rev. R.H. Codrington, D.D., St. Richard's Walk, Chichester. Large tobacco-pipe, Shilluk, White Nile; Bari pipe, armlets, stool, woman's dress, and 2 spears, Gondokoro, Uganda Province, E. Central Africa. Presented by W. L. S. Loat, Esq., Cumnor, Berks. Bari wooden pillow, Gondokoro, Uganda Province. Presented by H. R. Maxsted, Esq., through Mr. Loat. Brass jews' harp, engsulu, Sea Dyaks of Lobok Antu, Upper Batang Lupar River, Sarawak; 6 native-made models of traps for game, used by Sea Dyaks; model of Malay playang (scare. crow windmill), Sarawak; Sea Dyak entekong or scare-crow sounding automatically; 2 working models of Malay looms, Sarawak; 2 models of Boyau kites with humming-bows, ib.; humming-bow of Boyau kite; Tanjong busoi and anan or musical bow and resonator; Sea Dyak jews' harp of palm wood; Sea Dyak flageolet; shells used in a Malay game (resembling "knuckle-bones"); Sea Dyak witch-doctor's ceremonial staff; 2 fire-drills with tinder, Sea Dyak and Land Dyak. Presented by R. Shelford, Esq., M.A., Sarawak, Borneo, 2 nodules of iron-pyrites, believed by the peasants to be thunder-bolts and preserved in houses as charms against lightning, Trins, Grisons, Switzerland; ewer of black incised ware, Gujarat district, Bombay Presidency, India. Presented by Mrs. J. Addington Symonds, Colwell Lodge, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Gnostic inscribed stone pendant; musical instrument with vibrating tongues (sansa type), Belgian Congo; 2 palm-wood jews' harps, 2 syrix tubes of reed, reed nose-flute, shell trumpet, wooden whizzing-stick, ditto of bark (carved with human figure), 6 drums, N. E. British New Guinea (Yada Valley, Mambari River, Kumusi River, &c.); bamboo flageolet, Dyak, Sarawak; engraved end flute, nai, Arab, Algiers; bamboo sound-producer (clarinet principle) from a Japanese toy; ancient cylinder bead (? Anglo-Saxon) found near Lakenheath, Suffolk; pair of large gilt ear-pendants, Sicily; natural sphere of flint, Iffley, Oxon. Presented by the Curator, Henry Balfour, Esq., M.A. Bead-work donkey-charm against the evil eye, Constantinople. Presented by Lady Evans, Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead. Musical monochord with large pottery jar as resonator, used by the Puluvans at the "snakejumping" ceremonies, Malabar. Presented by Edgar Thurston, Esq., Director, Government Museum, Madras.  Fisherman's netting needle, Castellon Province, S. Spain; and 3 photographs. Presented by E.S. Dodgson, Esq., M.A., 15 Magdalen Street, Oxford. Tally-stick used as a receipt for money paid to release an animal from the pound, Wellington, Somerset, I896. Presented by Robert Knight, Esq., Wellington, Somerset. Cap made from hammered-out bark, Bahamas, W. Indies. Presented by H.D. Acland, Esq., Lamorva, Falmouth, Cornwall. Neolithic stone celt found at Tivoli, Central Italy, in 1895. Presented by C. Newton Robinson, Esq., M.A., I I John Street. Mayfair, London, W. Carved box for scales and weights, carved horse-shaped medicine-spoon, globular snuff-box of wood, tobacco pipe carved for Mr. Lewis, made by Biloch people, Sulaiman Hills, Derjarat, Panjab. Presented by the Rev. Arthur Lewis, M.A., Littlebredy Parsonage, Dorchester. Bridle and bit, Northern Nigeria, collected by Capt. Percy Ayscough. Presented by R.W. Raper, Esq., B.C.L., M.A., Trinity College, Oxford. Notched willow stick used in 1903 as a cricket-scoring stick by boys at Charney Basset, Berks. Presented by Mr. Trim, University Museum, Oxford. Specimens collected in Burma, viz.: bamboo fire-saw, Pyinmana district, Upper Burma; bullet-bow and clay bullets, huge cross-bow and 9 arrows, Karen, Pyinmana; bamboo stake for pig-catching, ib.; long bamboo blow-gun-dart; 2 sets of jungle-fowl snares with carrier, Pyinmana; bird-limed trap, ib.; snaring-noose on frame, ib.; bamboo spikes for rungs of extempore ladders, ib.; piece of clerodendron infortunatum wood; kaoung, the same wood chopped for smoking; ditto, after being pounded for mixing with tobacco; 3 enormous cheroots made from the above; 2 small lime-boxes, Mandalay; piece of thanatka bark used, when powdered, as a cosmetic; 2 native foot-balls of rattan work; horn used by muleteers as a marling-spike with needle-case attached, Burmo-Chinese frontier; 2 mouth-organs, Mogok; ditto, very rude form with one reed; 2 wooden bullock-bells, Pyinmana; bamboo water-squirt used at the annual Water-festival; wooden census-tablet; necklet of silver charms, Karen, Pyinmana; Lishaw woman's silver ear-pendants, Mogok; Karen man's satchel, ib.; warp-threads of loom tied for dyeing, Karen; cloth woven from threads so dyed, ib.; 3 jackets decorated with coix seeds; set of 3 bamboo jews' harps in case, Mogok; palm-leaf horoscope; 2 woven loin-cloths, Upper Burma; 3-stringed guitar; curiously-shaped hat of basket-work. Japanese pillow; Chinese rice-spoon of shell, Hainan; fish-hook of pearl-shell and bone, S. Pacific; black pottery vase in human form from a huaca, Lima, Peru; fine thread, ib.; 3 small gourd cups and 5 wicker straining tubes used in drinking mate, Paraguay. The following from the Soudan and the White Nile, viz.: Dagger and sheath, tooth-stick, carved food-bowl, jar of close basketry, gourd with star-shaped lid, ostrich egg-shell decorated with bead-work, 2 rude native dolls of reed and wax, 2 pairs of ivory armlets, 4 bead rosaries, 18 necklets and strings of beads, large carnelian beads and glass imitations, beadstring worn on wrist, 2 leathern charm-cases, 3 small leathern pouches (one with charm-case), from Omdurman. Two ivory armlets, 2 ditto of elephants toe, 2 waist-fringes of leather, pair of clog-sandals, large tobacco-pipe, 2 throwing-clubs, parrying-shield, staff with hide flaps, from the Shilluk country, White Nile. Two long throwing-clubs from the Barh el Gebel. Metal-faced leathern necklet, charm-pendant of glass (trade), 2 charm-necklets, from the Dinka, White Nile. Nuer necklet with wooden bars as pendants, ditto with one bar, charm-necklet, necklet with wooden beads, charm-necklet with pendants of wood, iron nuts, buckle, &c., armlet with charm-capsules, from Lake No, White Nile. Stem of ambatch, water-pipe of gourd with pottery bowl, and necklet of large seeds, White Nile. Presented by Donald Gunn, Esq., B.M., The Arts Club, Dover Street, London, S.W. Twelve palaeolithic implements found in pits in laterite deposits at Poondi, near Madras. Collected and presented by H.W. Seton-Karr, Esq., 31 Lingfield Road, Wimbledon. Barbed arrow and 3 blunt-ended bird-arrows, Lengua tribe, Paraguayan Chaco, S. America. Presented by R. Morton Middleton, Esq., 46 Windsor Road, Ealing. Specimens from the Faroe Islands, viz.: wooden threshing-bat, flour-sieve, large pump-drill, 2 bismers for weighing, wool-comb, wooden door-lock with iron key, large wooden spindle, knife-sheath with sheeps-horn bands, 2 puzzles of wire and string, cord of black wool, basket for corn and flour, wooden purchase for tightening loads of hay, Island of Naalso; wooden clothes beater, Torshavn. Presented by Nelson Annandale, Esq., B.A., 34 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Specimens collected from the Lengua tribe, Gran Chaco, Paraguay, viz.: 7 small gourds with star-shaped lids variously engraved, man's waist-bag, 2 calendar-sticks for counting the days on a journey, flute of hard-wood, wooden needle and cord used for fish-carrying, 10 tobacco-pipes, 4 combs made from palm-spines, 3 wooden calls or whistles, bark of a liana used in tying on arrow-heads, charm representing a rhea used-by hunters, instrument used in splitting open pumpkins and one for scraping out the flesh, tinder-horn and aloe-fibre tinder, seed-pods from which red dye is extracted, 6 necklets of mussel-shell pendants, necklet of black seeds, pair of rude spurs, toy bolas, 8 woollen belts, 2 woven bags, 2 spoons made from goat's horns, 3 head-dresses of flamingo feathers, fire-sticks, spindle, hank of dyed spun-wool, ball of dyed wool, cloth in process of weaving, 2 head-dresses of white rhea feathers, 3 feather hair ornaments, another worn in the pigtail, 3 forehead ornaments of storks' feathers, 3 head-fillets with shell discs, aloe fibre for string-making, string made by rolling on the thigh, knitted bag, salt extracted from a plant, rhea-skin woman's bag, spindle, boy's waist-bag, 2 cane flutes; tobacco-pouch made from skin of a rhea's neck, drumstick used at feasts, netted cap worn by men, bolas, woman's bag used also as a cradle, 3 specimens of pottery, man's blanket, woman's dress of skins, 2 woven sleeveless shirts, lambs wool used as ornaments, shell necklet with whistle, design in bead-work, wooden hunting-club, digging-stick, arrow for sending round to assemble tribes for war, bow and arrows, bow for shooting bullets, red paint made from seeds, necklet of teeth and beads, pair of very large ear-discs of wood, 2 fragments of ancient pottery ("spirit pots"). Wooden stamp for applying paint to the face and string of black dentalium shells worn as a charm against snake bite, Guarani Indians. Armlet of ray skin, tribe not recorded. Presented by Andrew Pride, Esq. S. American Missionary Society, 3 Town Bank Road, Ulverston.  Specimens collected in S. Nyassaland, Central Africa, viz.: Angoni flute sansi, a musical instrument with vibrating tongues, Achikunda; Angoni musical bow; stringed instrument, sese, Yao; monochord fiddle, kaligo, and bow; xylophone of 6 wooden bars; sample of bark-cloth; "thieving medicine " used for charming people into sleep; native blacksmith's outfit with bellows, hammers, &c., raw and smelted iron. Presented by L.T. Moggridge, Esq., Blantyre, Nyassaland.  Lee-Metford cartridge from the late S. African war. Presented by the Misses Purefoy FitzGerald, 12 Crick Road, Oxford.  Ornamental leathern pouch, Moorish, Tetuan, Morocco. Presented by Sir E. Verney, Bart., Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks.  Coloured cast of very large stone implement from Co.Antrim, Ireland. Presented by R. D. Darbishire, Esq.,Victoria Park, Manchester. Photograph of two magic hearts stuck with pins, in the Taunton Museum. Presented by H. St. G. Gray, Esq., the Museum, Taunton. Objects excavated by Prof. W. Flinders Petrie in Egypt, 1902-3, viz.: wooden papyrus-beater and wooden tinder-box, Behnesa (Roman); Roman sickle, Shuneh Fort, Abydos; pair of clapper-cymbals, Qarara (7th or 8th cent. A. D.); 3 very rudely carved baboons in limestone from chamber 64, temple at Abydos (I dynasty); 2 very large natural flint-shapes resembling baboons, found in the same part of the temple; 7 other curiously shaped natural flints found with the above. Presented by the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Collection of neolithic flint implements all picked up in the neighbourhood of Wood Farm, Tackley, Oxon, including discoidal flake with ground edges (rare type), about 27 arrowheads and fragments, about 35 scrapers, 4 hollow-scrapers, flakes, worked-flakes, cores, rare form of tanged knife, pointed and saw-edged flakes, part of a polished celt, &c. Presented by W. Evetts, Esq., Tackley, Oxon. Piece of Samian-ware bowl excavated near the Mansion House, London. Presented by the Hon. Mrs. Millard. 2 nose-flutes of reed and small primitive zither of bamboo, Sakai, Perak; bamboo sounding instrument with vibrating tongues, Kampong Jarum, Hulu Rhaman, Lower Siamese States; 6 spears, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Presented by H.S. Robinson, Esq., Holmfield, Aigburth, Liverpool. Foot plough or caschrom, Uig, Isle of Skye. Presented by Dr. J. Ritchie, M.A., Pathological Department, University Museum 3 flint arrow-heads, Beothuc, Conche, Newfoundland; painted figure of mother and child, India. Presented by F.A. Dixey, Esq., D.M., Wadham College, Oxford. Model of native balsa or raft-boat from Lake Titicaca, Peru. Presented by Sir W. Martin Conway. Very long end-blown flute, Schouten Islands, N.E. New Guinea. Presented by Prof. E.H. Giglioli, I9 Via Romana, Florence, Italy. Objects collected in Arizona, U.S.A., viz.: 29 examples of decorated pottery, the designs being mostly of a symbolic character, Hopi, Pueblo of Tewa; basket work plaque, Hopi, Mishongnovi; bow, bow-case and 4 arrows (2 with flint points), Navajo; 2 knobbed rabbit-sticks used by men, and a long thin rabbit-stick used by women, Jemez; 2 boomerang-shaped rabbit-sticks, Hopi; whizzing-stick, Hopi, Mishong-novi; knee-rattle of tortoise carapace and deers' hoofs, Hopi; Navajo silver ornament; Navajo blanket, saddle blanket and woven garter. Presented by R. B. Townshend, Esq., M.A., 117 Banbury Road, Oxford. Specimens collected in Tunisia, viz.: guitar with body of tortoise carapace, Tunis; darbouka or drum of glazed ware, Nabeul; 11 examples of pottery-ware both glazed and unglazed, some of elaborate and fanciful shapes, made at Nabeul; 9 examples of hand-made pottery vessels from Fernana, Ain Drahm and Nefza in the Kroumir country; 9 examples of glazed and unglazed ware from Tunis; hand-made bowl from Sousse; 15 examples of glazed and unglazed ware from Djerba. Presented by the Hon. John Abercromby, 62 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh. Specimens collected by Prof. W. B. Spencer and Mr. Gillen in Central Australia during their expedition in 1901-2, viz.: Nurtunga with churringa . attached, erected during sacred performances of the Achilpa totem, Arunta tribe; charm made from the hair of a dead man, Warramunga tribe; women's head-bands, Kaitish tribe; 2 men's waist-girdles of human hair, Arunta; 3 pubic tassels, Anula tribe, Macarthur River; head-band with fur-string tassel, Anula; reed necklets, Anula; women's neck-bands of fur-string, Anula; ditto with dingo-tail ornament, Anula; ditto with kangaroo-teeth ornaments, Anula; neck girdle of vegetablc fibre string and knobs of bees-wax, Anula and Mara tribes, Macarthur River; waist girdles, same tribes; woman's neck-band, Binbinga tribe, Macarthur River; 2 ililika of string work with knobs of bees-wax, endowed with magic properties so that a blow from these " knouts " is regarded as having very bad results, Arunta; bone fish-hook, Daly River; waist-girdle of opossum-fur string, Arunta; 3 women's aprons, Mara tribe; I 2 armlets, Mara and Anula tribes; bone gouge, Arunta; men's nose bones, worn through the nasal septum, Arunta and Binbinga; 2 flaked stone knives (one with wooden haft), Warramunga and Kaitish tribes; woman's necklet of "bean-tree" seeds, Arunta; tuft of eagle-hawk feathers worn ceremonially; 2 spear-throwers, Umbaia and Binbinga tribes; shield, Arunta; playing-stick for throwing along the ground, Arunta; adze, Warramunga; 2 women's fighting-clubs, Warramunga; tobacco-pipe, tribes on Gulf of Carpentaria; fire-sticks, Anula; ground axe, Warramunga; 2 Arunta shields, 5 pitchi or wooden troughs, Chingilli and Kaitish tribes; beaked boomerang, Warramunga; 4 ordinary boomerangs; 4 stone-headed spears, Warramunga, Chingilli and Anula tribes; 2 wooden spears, Arunta; 2 multi-barbed spears, Warramunga; 3 stone Churinga and 4 wooden churinga or whizzing sticks, Arunta; ball of human hair string, Presented by Prof. W. Baldwin Spencer, F.R.S., University of Melbourne, Victoria. Several palaeolithic flint flakes and small implements from the gravels at Iffley, Oxford. Presented by A. M. Bell, Esq., M.A. Rawlinson Road, Oxford.

Set of miniature weapons, &c. (club, shield, shell ornament carried in the mouth, and shell trumpet), used by native boys in war-games, Collingwood Bay, New Guinea. [Rev. W. Abbot.] Winnowing basket or "van”, Cambridgeshire. Through Prof. Francis Darwin, F.R.S.] Stringed musical instrument, West Africa. [Dukes.] Stone shark used as a charm, Murray Island, Torres Straits; wooden dugong charm, New Guinea; wooden snake charm, Motu Motu, New Guinea; carved cocoa-nut charm, Kerema, New Guinea; 2 ditto, Motu Motu. Small bow and 12 remarkab1y fine arrows, Interior of Surinam. [Stevens's auction rooms.] 2 silver-mounted flint arrow-heads, worn as charms, Central Italy; 3 silver-mounted pieces of madreporite, worn as charms, and small neolithic celt perforated as an amulet, same locality; 3 flint arrow-heads, same locality. [Bought in Rome.] 4 large caned paddles, Trobriand Islands, New Guinea. [Sale in Oxford.]  Eskimo specimens from the Cumberland Gulf region, viz.: wooden bowl, wooden soup-bowl, ancient rim of bowl made of baleen, native hammer, ancient ivory hammer-head, saw with wooden handle, 2 bone snow-knives, wooden spatulate implement, salmon-spear, ivory harpoon head with iron blade and wooden case, ivory model of harpoon, ancient spear thrower, fire-making apparatus, model of drag and float used in whaling, stone hammer, portions of ancient harpoon [Collected for the Museum by the Rev. E.J. Peck.]  Old linen-callender of flint, instrument for straw-splitting Oxford; hazel-rod splitter, Eynsham, Oxon. [Bateman.] Fine palaeolith from gravel-beds at Iffley, Oxon. 2 sets of fishing lines set with thorn " gorges," used in sea fishing, South Wales. [E. Lovett, Esq.] Flint arrow-head, Tunisia; 2 ditto, Egypt. [H. Le Blank, Paris.] Specimens from New Caledonia, viz.: large nbouet or ceremonial axe with nephrite blade, Azaren; large nephrite axe blade, Belep Islands; ditto, Central chain; 5 smaller ditto, various districts; I ditto, Neoua; blade of boy's nbouet, Pote; 4 large sling-stones and net-bag, Ni; 8 ditto, with net-bag, Ouegoa; string of 36 nephrite beads, Ouen Islands. Also a carved food bowl, Cape Cumberland, Espiritu Santo Island, New Hebrides. [Mons. G. Glaumont, Nantes.] Specimens collected in N. E. British New Guinea, viz.: 3 native-made cooking pots, Yada Valley; 8 mallets for making bark-cloth; 17 pieces of decorated bark-cloth, Yada Valley; 4 ditto, Gira River; fish-trap, Dewira; drill with whorl of pottery, Kumusi River; 3 boars' tusks used for carving, ib.; 3 yam-digging sticks, Gira River; 4 wooden stirrers, Yada Valley; 2 lime gourds, Tamata creek and Dewira; 5 ditto, Yada Valley and Gira River; 6 bone lime spatulae, Yada Valley; 3 ditto, of bone and wood, Gira River; 3 dagger-shaped ditto of bone, Gira River; 2 bone implements, Yada Valley; cocoa-nut bowl for blood used in decorating bark-cloth, Yada Valley; I0 forks of cassowary bone, Dewira; 15 spoons of cocoa-nut shell, Gira River; 4 ditto, carved, of Papuan Gulf type, Gira River; 2 nut-shell spoons, Yada Valley; 5 cocoa-nut shell scrapers, Yada Valley; 9 bamboo tobacco-pipes, Yaaa, Tamata Creek, and Gira River; 7 shells used for cicatrization and blood-letting, Gira River; 5 wooden hair combs, Mambari River; I3 ditto, and one of turtle-shell, Gira River; string with rolled leaves serving as a means of communication between natives, Upper Gira River; "medicine " in bamboo tube, ib.; crocodile's tooth for holding charms, Kumusi River; 2 stone club-heads and hammer-stone used in perforating these, Yada Valley; 10 adze blades of stone, Mount Albert Edward; 3 stone-bladed adzes and I small ditto, Yada Valley; stone adze in fore-haft, ib.; ditto, Upper Gira River; paddle and steering-paddle, Gira River. Also stone adze-blade with which a native girl, Pidani, was murdered by a Tugeri man of the Fly River district; the blade was found buried in her skull. [Mr. H. S. Rohu.] Cast of a Maori man's face showing tattooing designs, New Zealand. [Gen. G. Robley.] Pair of sets of morris-bells, Oxford. [Carter.] Chinese stamped silver ingot; small "shoe" of sycee silver; 7 porcelain counters used as currency, Siam. [Lincoln & Son.] Hammer of raw copper found at the mouth of the Copper Queen Mine, Arizona. [S. Fenton.] 7 long-blade spears, Masailand, E. Africa; spear probably from the Soudan. [Parker.] Piece of haematite. Ebony flute and 2 military fifes, English. [Abrams.] Rattle of cocoa-nut shells used in shark-fishing, S. E. New Guinea; 4 long yam-knives, same locality; ceremonial whisk, Samoa; ditto, Fiji; bark-cloth mallet, Tonga; wooden spade, Ko, Maori, New Zealand. [Sale of the Carton Lee collection.]
Very large whizzing board, aidye, Bororo, S. Lourenso River, Matto Grosso, Brazil; 3 long arrows, Humboldt Bay, New Guinea; 4 ditto taken by Sir W. Macgregor from the Saleraka Tugeri, Mai Kussa creek, Fly River district, New Guinea, 1896 [From Prof. E.H. Giglioli, Florence.] Sea Dyak Lupong or medicine basket, complete with numerous drugs and charms (Journ. Anthrop. Inst. xxxiii. 1903,p.74); Milano ja, or head-compresser, Sarawak. [From the Government Museum, Sarawak.] Number of rough garnets drilled for wearing as charms, N. India; gourd-shaped glass flask containing water and tinsel, worn as a charm, Japan; four flints from a tribulum, Aleppo. [From E. Lovett, Esq.]

Japanese sho or mouth-organ, Kioto; set of graduated pipes each with a ' free " reed, Japan; case of varieties of Japanese tsume or plectra; bow of composite make, Bashkir type, S. Ural district. [Lent by the Curator.]


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