Report of the Curator of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, 1905.
Many improvements have been effected during the year in various parts of the Museum. With the accession of new material I have been able to arrange for exhibition in the lower gallery some interesting and instructive small series, grouped synoptically, to show variation of form and geographical distribution. New cases have been added to show the varieties of decorative treatment of New Guinea lime-spatulae, and the varieties and distribution of bamboo pipes of a particular form ranging from China to New Guinea, and a series of Roman lamps from Ehnasya, Egypt, has been placed on exhibition to illustrate variation in decorative treatment.

The very numerous specimens which are destined to be exhibited in the long range of new wall-cases in the upper gallery, were carefully overhauled, and the cleaning and repairing of these specimens, which for many years had been exposed upon screens, occupied the two attendants during several months.

The improved financial position, due to the grant of £50 annually made by Magdalen College, has enabled me to remedy partially the difficulties under which the Museum has for several years been maintained, owing to the absurdly inadequate size of its staff. In July I appointed an assistant, selecting for the post E. Bayzand, who had for some years been employed in the Geological Department, and who, having experience in draftsmanship, photography and various handicrafts, should prove a useful accession to the Museum staff. The necessity for having a photographer on the spot is an increasing one, developing with the increasing use which students and researchers, often at a distance, make of the material comprised in the Museum, and with the frequent requests received for information on Ethnological and Archaeological matters. A very acceptable donation of £25 towards general expenses was kindly made by the President and Fellows of Trinity College.

A tablet was erected by the Curators of the University Chest at one side of the entrance commemorating the installation of the electric light in the Museum, by the generous gift of the Executive Committee of the British Medical Association in 1904.

Miss B.W. Freire Marecco of Lady Margaret Hall went through a course of study in Prehistoric Archaeology under my direction during the Summer Term. Mr F.W. [sic] Knowles, of Oriel College has continued his practical study of the flight of the boomerang.

Amongst those engaged in special research work who have visited the Museum in order to examine special material, may be mentioned Miss M. Morris, who is investigating the culture of the natives of Borneo, and Dr. von den Steinen of Berlin, who came to examine the specimens from the Marquisas Islands for the important monograph upon which he is engaged.

In the Summer Term, at the request of the Professor of Anthropology, who incapacitated through ill-health from giving his lectures, I gave a course of six lectures on “The Origin and Early Development of Human Industries and Appliances.”
I took advantage of the meeting of the British Association in S. Africa which enabled me to revisit the coastal towns and to cover much country which was new to me. I read a paper to the Anthropological section of the Association on “The Native Musical Instruments of S. Africa.” While travelling about I was able to collect many specimens for the Museum. During a week spent on the Zambesi River, I made observations upon the evidences of a Stone Age in the district, and collected stone implements of very early type, pointing to the former existence of a culture resembling that of the Palaeolithic period in Europe. I also secured one of the interesting ‘friction-drums’ (Mashukulumbwe tribe) characteristic of the country north of the Zambesi, a type which I have been trying for many years to procure.

I visited two of the Ancient ruins in Rhodesia (Khami and Umtali) and collected some objects on the spot, receiving others through the kindness of Mr E M Andrews of Umtali and Mr F Meynell of Bulawayo. I collected together a considerable number of decorated potsherds from these sites, and these proved to be very interesting, as I discovered that some of the pottery of the ruins was undoubtedly carved with stone flakes after it had been baked hard. I know of no other similar instances. This survival of the use of stone in an Iron Age, as applied to a particular purpose, is interesting. Specimens of the pottery and stone flakes and tools are now in the Museum.
Amongst the accessions to the Museum during the year, special mention should be made of the fine collection of objects from British New Guinea, presented by Major W. Cooke Daniels. They form a portion of the splendid ethnological collection made by the members of the " Cooke Daniels Expedition," and the Museum has been enriched with several new types with well-authenticated localities. A valuable acquisition, given by Mr. E. M. Wrench, is a specimen of the “dandy-horse," the prototype of the bicycle, now very rare and difficult to procure. Amongst the objects acquired by purchase the most noteworthy is a very fine and old carved magic staff of the Battaks of Sumatra. A complete list of accessions is appended.

Australian flat, curved throwing-club. Presented by G. Uvedale Price, Esq., Conservative Club, St. James's Street, London. Rare carving of an animal, Easter Island, Pacific; cast of bronze palstave from Somersetshire. Presented by H.St.G. Gray, Esq., The Museum, Taunton. Three flint implements of palaeolithic type, Egypt. Presented by H. R. Hall, Esq., British Museum. Flint flakes from Linton Road, Oxford; neolithic flakes from Iffley; small neolithic implement, Iffley; flake, Limpsfield, Surrey. Presented by A.M. Bell, Esq., M.A., Rawlinson Road, Oxford.  Old spring weighing machine, Nettlebed, Oxon; fan-wheel bellows, Oxford; 3 poisoned arrows, Congo State; palaeolith and double hollow-scraper from gravels, New Iffley, Oxon; stone adze-head, Daudai, New Guinea; ancient lopping-hook from a stream near Ferry Hinksey, Oxon; 3 stone scrapers, Mafeking; 7 ditto of stone and quartz, also flakes and pot- sherds, from a Bushman cave, Matopos, Matabililand; base of cone shell worn as pendant by Barotse men, Zambezi; celluloid imitation of cone shell base for trade with the natives, Livingstone, Zambezi; Barotse wooden head-rest; Somali ditto; Somali spoon; stemless pipe, smoked by coolies, Mombasa; Sansovieria stem and fibre made from it, S. Africa; native smoking-hemp,Zambezi; Barotseskin-scraper, bow and arrow for fishing, and fish-trap, Victoria Falls; coolie cigarettes, Mombasa; 2 Uganda pipes, one with triple bowl; Somali necklet of huge beads of imitation amber; Kaffir malted millet for making native beer, Natal; Matabili sling; 4 trade celluloid ornaments, Bulawayo; Bushman's hair (sample); Mashona native's hair; finely made basket, made by Lewanika's people, Zambezi; 2 strychnos fruits ("Kaffir orange "); cocoons used for making rattles, Umtali, Mashona- land; carved Jekri paddle, S. Nigeria; 5 Basuto carved staves; pottery bowl with ornamentation of impressed strings imitated; Chinese porcelain jar from a native's house, Sarawak; "slick- stone," Aberdeenshire; S. Italian scaldino of pottery; human face in cast brass, India; gauge for bending fish-hooks, knife for barb-cutting, and fish-hooks, &c., Redditch, England; large "slick-stone," Oxford; 15 rough and large quartzite implements and 2 hammer-stones, Stellenbosch, Cape Colony; disk-beads of ostrich egg-shell and others of molluscan shell, Great Zimbabwe, Mashonaland; piece of armlet of iron, Zimbabwe; 11 glass beads, Render's Ruin, Zimbabwe ; ostrich egg-shell beads, ancient and modern, to show manufacture; small worked stone flakes, scrapers and boring tool, and several rough flakes of flint, &c., from neighbourhood of Bulawayo, Rhodesia; 3 rude palaeoliths, New Iffley gravels, Oxford; carved wooden tobacco-pipe, Lengua, Paraguay ; quantity of shards of decorated pottery, some of which have been engraved with flint flakes after being baked, Khami ruins, near Bulawayo; decorated potsherds from ruins near Umtali, Mashonaland; large number of flakes of chalcedony, agate, quartz, &c., used probably for engraving pottery, Khami ruins; stone pottery-burnisher, Khami; discoidal knife of quartz, small worked knife of agate, showing marks of use, and other implements with secondary flaking, Khami. Presented by the Curator, Henry Balfour, Esq., M.A., Exeter College, Oxford. Palm-leaf wind musical instrument, secundur ("retreating reed "), Macassar; ditto, oleh-oleh, Sundanese, Preanger Regency, W. Java; primitive clarinet, Java; 4 sounding reeds ("retreating reed") of rice-stalk, Java; Javan tinder-pouch; tinder obtained from the arenga palm, Java; jews' harp, geriinding, Sundanese, W. Java; 3 decorated pottery vessels, Kuala Kangsa, Perak; jade charm pendant, yok-pai, Canton; woman's jade hair ornament, Canton; bamboo tobacco-pipe, Trusan Murut, N.E. Sarawak; ditto, Land Dyak, Upper Sadong R., Sarawak. Presented by R. Shelford, Esq., M.A., 3 Wellington Square, Oxford. Slip of wood, cut with identification marks, used by gardeners about 1850, Channel Islands. Presented by G.M. Atkinson, Esq., 28 St. Oswald Road, Brompton, S.W. Three serrated chert flakes, 2 samples of desert sand, and pieces of iron ore from Egypt. Presented by the Rev. Canon W.J. Oldfield, 208 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Four flint drill-points, Tatana Island, Port Moresby, New Guinea. Presented by Dr. C.G. Seligmann, 23 Vincent Square, London, S.W. Chert scraper and several flakes from S.W. Cornwall. Presented by J.A.R. Munro, Esq., M.A., Lincoln College, Oxford. Old " dandy-horse," about 1820, made by Johnson, Longacre, London. Presented by E.M. Wrench, Esq., F.R.C.S., Park Lodge, Baslow, Derbyshire. Native-made stone axe, several flakes and shells, from kitchen-middens, near Swansea, Tasmania. Presented by Mrs. E. Dry Beech, Cambria, Swansea, Tasmania. Cassava-squeezer, matapie,and cassava-sifter, British Guiana; coronet set with feathers, Macusi, British Guiana; calabash bottle, Jamaica; small cooking-stove, Jamaica; Navajo child's blanket, New Mexico; palm-leaf fan, Demerara; ditto, Guadeloupe; fan of split wood, Rome; toy finger-stall trap, Guadeloupe; silver votive eyes, Syracuse, Sicily; model of Sicilian cart. Presented by Miss E. C. Bell, 139 Gloucester Road, London, S.W. Heart-shaped amulet of blood-stone, and blue-glazed amulet representing an eye, Modern Egyptian. Presented by Prof. W. Flinders Petrie, F.R.S., University College, London. A number of gold beads, pieces of gold wire-work, and tacks and gold nodules from the ruins at Great Zimbabwe, Mashonaland. Presented by E.M. Andrews, Esq., Umtali, Mashonaland. Ceremonial wooden axe, S. Africa. Presented by Dr. H.J. Curtis, M.D., Memorial Hospital, Bulawayo. Decorated boomerang, Queensland, Australia. Presented by Major R. Gordon, Bulawayo. 2 Carib shell adzes, Hastings, Barbadoes; 3 ditto, probably from Barbadoes. Presented by R. Radcliffe Hall, Esq., Government Laboratory, Barbadoes. 5 ornamental ear-studs worn by Suaheli women, Zanzibar; Moorish hashish-pipe. Presented by Miss B.W. Freire Marecco, Potter's Croft, Horsell, Surrey. 2 small cast-brass figures of men dug out of foundations of a pagoda erected by King Sinbyu Mya Shin about 140 years ago, Burma. Presented by R. Eale, Esq., I.C.S. Straw-flattening instrument and 2 straw-splitters used in straw-plaiting industry, Wymondley, Herts. Presented by J.E. Paltington, Esq., Wymondley, Stevenage, Herts. Basuto lesiba, a variety of the goura (musical instrument), S. Africa, Presented by Miss W. Mullins, Grahamstown, S. Africa. Silver bracelet, made by a Navajo at Zuni, New Mexico. Presented by Miss Moseley, 48 Woodstock Road, Oxford. 8 specimens of worked stones, cores, flakes, &c., Nairobi River, Arthi Plateau, British E. Africa. Presented by Turner Henderson, Esq., Studley Priory, Oxon. Wooden head-rest, Somaliland; engraved wooden drinking-cup, Uganda; 5 large wooden spoons, Zanzibar; wooden comb, Tanga, German E. Africa; ladle with coconut bowl, Zanzibar; 11 large mats of palm-leaf strips, 1 mat of fine grass-work, cover for a dish, long plaited palm-leaf belt showing manufacture, circular basket, Zanzibar; native-made sword in carved sheath, N.E. Mashonaland; carved wood elephant, Barotse, Zambezi R.; 2 rude mud figures of oxen, Mashonaland; small pottery stove, Imshahili tribe, near Aden. Presented by D. Randall MacIver, Esq., M.A., D.Sc., Worcester College. Neolithic worked flint, Ridgeway, White Horse Hill, Berks. Presented by Mr. G. L. Rogers, Oxford. Number of flakes of flint, &c., and a painted chert scraper, Biskra,Algeria. Presented by G. B. Longstaff, Esq., M.A., D.M.  Soudanese girl's fringe-skirt of leather, Omdurman. Presented by Lady Evans, Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead. Wooden pipe made by half-castes, Graaf Reinet, S. Africa. Presented by the Rev. H. R. Woodroofe, M.A., Grahamstown, S. Africa. 13 rough flakes and implements of chertified mudstone found on an old glaciated surface at Riverton, near Kimberley, Cape Colony; pottery spindle-whorl found in Ship Street, Oxford. Presented by Professor W. Sollas, M.A., F.R.S., University Museum, Oxford. Torque of brass, copper, and iron, 3 leg-ornaments of colobus skin, small ankle-bells, long iron pellet-bell worn in dances, iron goat-bell, cow-bell, iron bracelet ornaments, wooden stool, sword and sheath (Masai pattern), old-fashioned spear, modern spear (Masai type), spear used by older men, depilating forceps, collected from the Wa-kikuyu of Mt.. Kenia, British E. 'African Protectorate; Ndorobo elephant spear, Mt. Kenia. Presented by W. Scoresby Routledge, Esq., M.B., Conservative Club, London. 3 silver torques, comb of bamboo splints, brass comb, brass elephant cast by cire perdu process, oboe, string of cast-brass beads, 4 cast-brass armlets, 10 plain brass armlets, Khond, Ganjam, India; string of rudraksha beads, India. Presented by J. Strode Wilson, Esq., I.C.S. Pair of carved wooden figurines, + and + ,which are ceremonially " married " in the belief that an actual marriage will be brought about thereby, Tirupati, Madras; water-clock of coconut shell, Malabar, S. India; small toy "friction-drum " used at local festivals, Madras. Presented by Edgar Thurston, Esq., M.A., Government Museum, Madras. Fragment of a bone comb from an ancient rock-shelter near Tiefenlkasten, Grisons, Switzerland; old and obsolete sickle, Ripon, Yorkshire. Presented by the Rev. C. V. Goddard, M.A., Baverstock Rectory, Salisbury. Bundle of fish-arrows, bamboo for arrow-shafts, 3 iron-bladed arrows, harpoon-arrow for pig-shooting, iron-bladed adze, government axe and adze stolen from murdered convicts, 3 native wooden buckets, fibre kept in honey-vessels for soaking up the honey, 4 network bags, piece of comb of a small bee, the wax used for waterproofing arrow-bindings, pottery cooking vessel, 2 cyrena shell knives, resin used for torches, palm-leaf bag of red pigment, 5 pig-skulls kept as memorials of feasts, captured from the Jarawa tribe of S. Andaman during punitive expedition of 1892, and sent by Mr. C. G. Rogers, Deputy Conservator of Forests. Candlemould, Gruyere, Switzerland. Presented by Colonel Sir R. C. Temple, Bart., The Nash, Worcester. Stone pallet (? for grinding paint), Churumuco, Michoacan, Mexico. Presented by Miss A. Breton. Votive eyes, ear and pig in wax, phallic hand in bone, imitation wolfs tooth charm, black phallic hand, crescent- moon charm, charm with pentagram, hand, key and crescent, Portugal; charm pendant of pearl-shell, Naples; 4 dolphin teeth used as money, Solomon Islands; road-mender's hammer, Sussex; betel-nut, Queensland; pituri, Queensland; tin crusie-lamp, Portugal. Presented by S.G. Hewlett, Esq., M.A., 4 Grove Park Avenue, Eastbourne. Piece of nephrite showing native process of cutting, New Zealand. Presented by the Provost of Oriel, Oxford. Doll wearing glass "arrow-head" charms, Aswan, Egypt; large blue glass "horn" charm for good luck, Naples; mummified fish, Ancient Egyptian. Presented by R. W. T. Günther, Esq., M.A., Magdalen College, Oxford. Three long pounding-stones, 2 stone mauls, 3 hammer-stones, pestle, 5 rubbing-stones, 5 rough chert blades, 3 finer ditto (broken), chert scraper, 2 pointed chert implements, several flakes, worked flakes, several narrow flint borers (?), saw-edged flake, 5 small, carefully worked blades, and lower stone of a meal-grinder, from the ancient turquoise-mines, Mount Sinai, Arabia. Presented by the President and Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Two ground stone adze-blades, 2 sperm-whale teeth pendants and photograph, Fiji Islands. Presented by A.B. Joske, Esq., Fiji Islands. Tooth of tiger-shark, miho mango, worn as an ear-pendant, Maori, New Zealand. Presented by General G. Robley, 7 St. Alban's Place, London, W. Four rough quartzite implements of palaeolithic form and 3 hammer-stones, Stellenbosch, Cape Colony; quartzite implement, Paarl, Cape Colony; 5 spheroidal, perforated stones, Cape Colony and Natal. Presented by L. Peringuey, Esq., S. African Museum, Cape Town. Large ingot of tin forrnerly used as a form of currency in the Siamese Malay States, from Pulau Pinto, Gedong, Selangor; sarrong of ornamented cloth, Upper Sarawak River, Borneo. Presented by H.C. Robinson, Esq., Selangor State Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States. Greenstone pendant supposed to have been placed in the mouth of Aztec nobles at the time of death, State of Puebla, Mexico. Presented by Mrs. Zelia Nuttall. Emanuel Bowen's map of Oxfordshire, c. 1760, Presented by J.E. Pritchard, Esq., 8 Cold Harbour Road, Redland, Bristol. Piece of white tappa cloth, S. Pacific. Presented by Mrs. G.B. Howes, Ingledene, Chiswick, London, W. Specimens collected by the Cooke Daniels Expedition to British New Guinea, 1904-5, Viz.:—Bag, Koriki, Papuan Gulf; drum, Bensbach River; bamboo for beating time for dances, Koita, Port Moresby; hoe with shell blade, Mawata; lakatoi drum, sede; club, Inauvorane village in mountains behind Mekeo; carved support for captured skulls, Goaribari; belt of woven leaf, Mawata; lime-spatula, Iwa, Marshall Bennett Islands; flute, Rarai, Mekeo; bag, Bugi; fibre brush used in pottery-making, Port Moresby; painted board from a house, Goaribari; trade club, Kadawaga, Trobriands; Masingara drum; 2 dancing-sticks, Bugi; 2 clubs, Mambari River; cloth-beater, Epa, Nara district; head-rest, Bartle Bay; wagi for husking coconuts, Iasa; club, Mekeo; bull-roarer, Nara; canoe-carving, Iwa; water-bottle, Masingara; shark-hook, Gawa, Marshall Bennett Islands; plane-iron hafted as adze, Kadawaga, Trobriands; Mekeo adze; large stone celt (" grave stone "), Fly River; shell hoe-blade, Mawata; dancing plume, Fly River delta; fishing-net, Iwa; sago-tool, Suloga; fish- spear, Fly River; canoe-prow ornament, Iwa; lime-gourd, Waima; native tobacco, Bensbach River; 3 arrows, Dembibi, W. extremity of the possession; cooking-shell, Fly River; canoe-prow ornament, Marshall Bennett Group; unfinished armlet, Kadawaga; scratched pandanus leaf used in making clothing, Tube Tube; head-pad for carrying heavy weights, Kadawaga; netting-needle, Iwa; hair belt, Kitava, Trobriands; frontlet of cassowary feathers; toy drum, Kadawaga; bull- roarer, Bensbach River; ditto, Maipua, Papuan Gulf; yam charm of shell outgrowth, Port Moresby; shell worn as ornament by men, Bensbach River; graving tool, Kadawaga; turtle-shell ear-ring, Waima; wallaby-tooth frontlet, Iasa; lime-gourd, Nara district; shoulder belts worn in mourning, Bensbach River; trochus shell in process of manufacture into an armlet; bone lime-spatula used as medium of exchange, Kwaiawata; unfinished armlet, Kadawaga; 4 betel-mortars, Iwa; polishing-tool for shell-beads, Tatana, Port Moresby; belt, Bugi; feather head-dress, Rarai, Mekeo district; hair- fringe, Iwa; 4 model canoe-prow ornaments, Kwaiawata; red pigment, Toro tribe, Bensbach River; 3 lime spatulae, Iwa; hair string, Bensbach River; bone coconut scoop, Bensbach River; top and top-whip, Nara; model canoe-prow ornament, Iwa; 3 fish-hooks; shell coconut scraper; 2 betel. crushers, Marshall Bennett Group; pig's spermatic cord worn on arm, Bensbach River; betel-crushers, Iwa; bone fork, diniga; tridacna-shell nose ornament, Tube Tube; turtle- shell ear-ornament, Kitava; 4 ditto, Waima; shells used as net-sinkers, Rogea; shells used for collecting glowing wood- dust in fire-making, Bensbach River; glass fragments from native bag, Gawa; bag, Bugi; dogs' teeth necklet, Bugi; yellow pigment. Presented by Major W, Cooke Daniels. Set of 36 conventional weapons, staves, flagellum, &c., used in the native "devil dances," Ceylon. Presented by C. E. Pole Carew, Esq., Chipley Park, Wellington, Somerset.

Herero club with carved head, German S.W. Africa; leglets of raw hide covered with iron rings, Herero. [Stevens.] Bamboo comb, Mount Macgregor, near Port Moresby, New Guinea; turtle-shell ear-ring with cone-shell pendant, Solomon Islands; old Cromwellian sword dug up in the Headington gravel quarry, Oxford, 1905; tridacna-shell armlet drilled with bamboo, German New Guinea. Tobacco-pipe with gourd water-holder, S. America; copper " fire-devil " for blowing fires, Darjiling; Lengua iron-bladed axe, Paraguay; fire-fan, Fort Klamath Indians, Oregon ceremonial drum, Yakima Indians, Washington State, U.S.A.; hollow gong, Congo; musical instrument (Kasso type), Haussa, W. Africa; primitive harp, W. Africa; bone knife, Taku Indians, Admiralty Island, Alaska; throwing-sword, Niam Niam, Central Africa; very fine, old Battak magic staff, carved all over, Sumatra. [Oldman.] Roman iron key, Moorfields, London; part of bronze lock, S. Italy; bronze bolt of tumbler-lock, Chiusi, Italy; bronze hasps with chain, Chiusi; pair of locking-hasps, Abou Shoshar, Palestine; 2 crescentic flint knives, Denmark; large unfinished flint axe blade, Denmark; 5 " pigmy" flint implements and flakes, Lakenheath, Suffolk; 3 small worked flint flakes (one finely pointed), Lakenheath; carved two-pointed club, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea; carved wooden sago-adze, ib.; bamboo tobacco-pipe, Central district, British New Guinea; harpoon- head, German New Guinea. [Lawrence.] Very large disk-shaped brass anklet, worn by Ibo married women, S. Nigeria. [Fenton.] Four playing cards for an old geographical card game, date, 1712-1715, Devonshire; 3 ditto, dated 1818, Paisley.[ C. Dack, Esq.] Six palaeoliths from a gravel-pit near Rumbold Copse, Ewelme, Oxon ; 3 palaeoliths from Gould's Grove near Ewelme. [J.H. Powell, Esq.] Bronze buckle, penannular-ring-brooch, and ring-brooch, Mildenhall, Suffolk; ancient iron socketed-sickle, Thames, Marlow; ancient iron axe-head and spear-head, Brandon, Suffolk; bark-chisel of wapiti-horn, N.W. America; 3 mounted burnishing-stones used in the china factory, Worcester; sheep- collar with bell, S. Downs; sheep-bell, S. Downs. [S.G. Hewlett, Esq.] A number of neolithic implements and flakes, Mongewell, near Wallingford, Berks; old night-poacher's net-weight, Ferry Hinksey stream, Oxford. [Carter.] Three silver brooches, and appliances used in the feather "enamel" work on silver, Canton, China. [R. Shelford, Esq.] Woman's ornamental toe-ring, India. [Wallace.]  Large native-made iron hoe-blade, Zambezi River district, Central South Africa. [Wirzing Bros ]

Modified musical bow, S. America; sansa, musical instrument with bamboo keys, Kamerun, W. Africa; Épinette des Vosges, France, nineteenth century; "soul-catcher" of bone inlaid with shell, Haida, Queen Charlotte Island, N.W. America; composite bow, Dongtse, Tibet; Mashukulumbwe “friction-drum," Kafue River, Zambezia. [Deposited by H.Balfour,Esq.] Four modern and 4 ancient bronze mirrors, bronze "tear- bottle," steatite fish-charm, sacred cranes symbol, pair of singing-girl's shoes, 2 puppet figures, 16 animal toys, 2 toy horses, Mukden, Manchuria; bowl of opium-pipe, Kirin, Manchuria; whistling arrow-head, 2 scenes for shadow-plays, made of donkey-skin, Manchuria; piece of blue-glazed tile, Boxer's dagger and sash, brick of tea, Chinese official map of the World, Peking, China; jingling apron worn by native exorcist, Manchuria. [Deposited by R.T. Turley, Esq.] Jade flake, small adze-shaped stone implement, 3 stone a borers, 6 stones used for cutting jade, saw-edged stone, polishing-stone, piece of polished jade partly cut, New Zealand; 19 forgeries of flint arrow and spear-heads, Brandon, Suffolk; 2 forged arrow-heads, N. Ireland; 1 cross-shaped implement forgery, N. Italy; ancient stone bead, W. Stow, Suffolk; 2 perforated dogs' teeth, Broadstairs, Sussex, and Florida Island, Solomon Islands; charm consisting of a mounted horn of a stag-beetle, Oporto; bamboo knife for severing the umbilical cord, Java. [Deposited by S.G. Hewlett, Esq. M.A.]

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