Report of the Curator of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, 1906
Some increase in the exhibition space has been gained by the erection of a wall-case in a recess on the top landing, in which a typical series of boomerangs will be arranged for exhibition. Some table-cases have been added to the upright show-cases in the court, and small groups of specimens have been arranged in them, in order that they may be seen more conveniently, and be rendered more accessible. A four-sided glass case has been built round one of the columns in the court, and is used for the exhibition of some special groups in connexion with the Decorative Art series; the specimens have been labelled. An interesting series of Ancient Peruvian and Mexican figurines of pottery, stone and wood, illustrating the ancient practice of artificially distorting the human head, has been added, with the additions to the series illustrating fashionable deformations. The series of native War-trophies has been labelled, as has also a case containing some important West African fetish figures. The collection of native Headrests has been added to and rearranged, and a portion of the Weaving series has been re-grouped. Progress has been made in the arrangement and labelling of the series of Defensive Armour. A portion of the collection of primitive agricultural appliances has been rearranged so as to include recent accessions. A series of “pigmy” flint implements from various localities, a collection of flint saws, one of flint implements from the Zambesi River, and stone implements and pottery from Rhodesian ruins have been arranged in a special cabinet and labelled. Some additional drawer cabinets for non-exhibited material have been placed in the galleries underneath the existing table-cases. A large number of ethnological photographs have been mounted on cards for incorporation in the growing collection of photographs. Numerous other minor improvements have been effected in various parts of the Museum.

An application was made for a much-needed extension of the working rooms of the Department. The proposed new building is intended to relieve the congestion in the Curator’s room and the workshop, which has hitherto hampered the work very greatly, and rendered these rooms very unhealthy. The new space will afford a convenient storage space for non-exhibited specimens, and will serve as a sorting room for new acquisitions, and by relieving the other rooms from their overcrowded state, will render the work easier and more efficient. The addition of a fuming-room, in which specimens infected with moth and beetle may be cured, will be of great convenience, and will greatly lessen the trouble caused by insect depredations. It may prove possible to utilize the present duplicate room as a space for exhibition purposes, by transferring to the new building the specimens at present stored in it; a considerable gain would thus be effected.
Miss B. Freire Marecco, of Somerville College and Mr C.M. Firth of Exeter College, received from me courses of instruction in Prehistoric Archaeology during a part of the academical year. Amongst those who have made special use of the collections in the Museum for purposes of research, were Dr. C. von den Steinen of Berlin, for his work on the Marquisas Islands. Mr Horace Sandars, for his investigations concerning early iron-age swords, Mr David Ives Bushnell, who is collecting information in regard to the older N. American Indian specimens, Mr W.L. Hildburgh, who is studying the charms, amulets, and magical appliances of the world, and Mr F.H.S. Knowles, who has continued his practical researches into the characteristics and capabilities of the boomerang and the spear-thrower. A number of students have been supplied with photographs and information to assist them in their researches.

Many noteworthy accessions were acquired during the year. The ethnological collection formed by the late Mr. S.W. Silver, of Letcombe Regis, Berks., and presented to the Museum by his widow, contains many rare specimens of considerable ethnological value. Professor Sollas has generously presented the whole of his collection made on the island of Funafuti, Ellice Islands, and has thus enriched the Museum with many interesting specimens from a region hitherto but poorly represented. Mr. S.A. Neave, of Magdalen College, collected native specimens for the Museum during his recent journey in Central South Africa. The Eskimo specimens collected at my request by the Rev. E. J. Peck in the Cumberland Gulf district of Baffin's Land are of special interest, and include a number of objects from graves of the Tooneet, a tribe long since extinct. Amongst objects of local interest may be mentioned the village stocks of Littlemore, erected and used in 1857. These were given by Sir William J. Herschel, Bart., through the kind mediation of Mrs. Phillips, of Littlemore. The palaeolithic implement from Biddenham, Bedfordshire, obtained from Mr. Knowles by exchange, is a remarkably fine specimen. The collections of native objects from Sarawak, Corea, and S. Africa, have been considerably enriched by purchases from the collections made by Mr. C. Hose, Mr. Wakefield and Captain E.M. Andrews. A full list of accessions is appended.

Malay bottle-gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris), Perak, Straits Settlements. Presented by Leonard Wray, Esq., jun., Director of Museums, Federated Malay States. Three native-made Dervish dolls, Omdurman; 3 daggers in one sheath, Omdurman; specimen of ancient lath and plaster from the Nash, Worcester. Presented by Colonel Sir R.C. Temple, Bart., The Nash, Worcester. Three “St Bridget’s crosses” of rushes, Ireland; musical-bow, Beira, S.E. Africa; 5 pipe -bowls of leaf, British New Guinea. Presented by Prof. A.C. Haddon, F.R.S., Inisfail, Cambridge. Club-ended peasant’s stick, Caen, Normandy; edible earth, red pigment and currency shells, Bambala tribe, Kasai, Congo State. Presented by T.A. Joyce, Esq., M.A., British Museum, London. Carved and painted fetish figure (Cross River type), Ashanti, W. Africa. Presented by C.W. Smartt, Esq., Fern Bank, Alum Rock, Birmingham. Eight palaeolithic flint implements, flakes and specimens of Coscinopora globularis, from the gravel quarry, Biddenham, near Bedford; also an implement, probably neolithic, from the same quarry. Presented by F.H.S. Knowles, Esq.,Oriel College, Oxford. Pieces of iron-slag and portion of bellows-nozzle from old native iron-workings between the Matetsie and Chambesi Rivers, Upper Zambesi, Rhodesia; a number of stone implements and flakes from the Zambesi R. Presented by G.W. Lamplugh, Esq., F.R.S., Geological Survey Office, Jermyn Street, London. Pottery vessel in the form of a bottle-gourd, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor; two-stringed fiddle, China; pair of leaden ear-studs, Sea Dayak, Sarawak. Presented by R. Shelford, Esq., M.A., 3 Wellington Square, Oxford. Kayan two-stringed guitar, Sarawak. Presented by Mrs. Shelford, Hythe, Kent. Sixteen small models of actors, used in miniature plays, China. Presented by the Misses Shelford, Hythe, Kent. Tobacco pouch of fine basketry, Kelantan, Malay Peninsula; ditto, Preanger District, Java; 7 squares of mat-work showing various patterns of Flaiting and a covered basket, Malay Peninsula. Presented by Mrs. Bland, Hythe, Kent. Worked flint flake and 4 very small ditto, Tackley, Oxon.; several worked flints and flakes and potsherds, New Iffley Oxon.; bone pin found with neolithic remains, ib.; 2, pebbles showing polishing by blown sand, Culbin Sands, Elgin. Presented by A.M. Bell, Esq., M.A., "Limpsfield," Rawlinson Road, Oxford. Three opiurn pipes, tobacco pipe and ponch, native snuff, calculating-board, 2 pairs of shoes, spirit-keg, China; tobacco pipe, battledores and shuttlecocks, fan and mirror, Japan; pair of shoes, India; Ojibway mocassins, Canada; leathern sandals, Mexico; " bowie " knife, San Francisco; large trade knife, N. America; Spanish throwing-knife; chistera and ball for the Basque game of pelota, Canada; grotesque painted head burnt at Chinese funerals; pack of cards showing early suits. Presented by Mrs. H.N. Moseley, 48 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Stone axe-head, net-bag, hair belt, and spear-thrower, Yungman tribe, Victoria River, N. Australia; grass mat worn by women, Goyder River, Arafura, N. Australia. Collected by Capt. J. Bradshaw. Presented by the British Museum. Head-ring of a Matabili chief, Rhodesia; ornamental tuft of grass and feathers formerly worn as a fighting-man's badge, Matabili. Presented by Dr. H.J. Curtis, Memorial Hospital,
Bulawayo, Rhodesia. Part of devil-dancer's dress, 3 grass-work belts, and goat- skin box, Gold Coast, W. Africa; 4-thonged whip, Mandingo; gourd snuff-bottle, Lagos; native cotton yarn, Wey country, Liberia, W. Africa. Presented by Mrs. Manheimer, 246 Abingdon Road, Oxford. Charm of pearl-shell in form of a hand, Naples; bone needle-gauge with phallic hand, Portugal. Presented by S.G.Hewlett, Esq., M.A., Windlesham House, Brighton. Fine old carved Maori trumpet, New Zealand, Presented by H. Martin-Gibbs, Esq., Down Ampney House, Cricklade, Wilts. Set of tattooing needles and a number of old and new designs for tattooing, Kobe, Japan. Presented by Professor W. Gowland, F.S.A., Royal College of Science, S. Kensington. Two carved wood patterns of designs for tattooing on arm and breast, Bakatau, Rejang R., Sarawak; two wood-blocks for printing tattoo designs on the skin, Kayan(?), Sarawak. Presented by C.A. Bampfylde, Esq., Lavethan, Blisland Cornwall. 8 pottery spindle whorls, 2 iron hoe-blades and assegai head of native make, from old débris heaps, Khami ruins, near Bulawayo, Rhodesia; native candle of kernels, Panaroa Delta, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea; 4 pieces of chert showing peculiar natural formations, Egypt; various flints, &c., showing natural flaking, &c.; wooden spoon and iron padlock, Sebastopol, 1855; bronze key, Kertch, S. Russia, 1855; 5 ancient keys, Wandsworth; piece of raw native copper, Lake Superior, N. America; 2 rubbing-stones, piece of clay "daub" from “wattle-and-daub" structure, 3 soap-stone carvings, soap stone carving of a crocodile, broken stone weight, portion of crucible with gold adhering to it, number of potsherds, 3 quartz flakes, from ruins near Umtali, Mashonaland; piece of clay "daub," perforated stone weight, celt-shaped stone, wire-work bangles, copper wire, 2 iron fish-hooks, beads, spindle-whorl, Khami ruins, Rhodesia; 3 pieces of " enamelled" copper bangles, Great Zimbabwe, Mashonaland; 2 women's belts, decorated hair-pin, 3 wire-work leglets and necklet, from Laduma's kraal, Swartkop, near Pietermaritzburg, Natal; pair of old country-made spectacles, Bicester, Oxon.; ancient tweezers, Peckham; 2 carved ebony staves, Trobriand Islands, New Guinea; 115 rude implements and flakes of chalcedony, agate, &c., from the neighbourhood of the Victoria Falls, Zambesi River; pair of old-fashioned spectacles, Oxford; 4 small pottery heads, ancient Mexican; pocket lancets of mother- of-pearl, Mombasa, E. Africa; Somali wooden spoon, Aden; 12 quart flakes and implements and a rough stone implement from a Bushman cave, Intunga Hill, Matopo Hills, Rhodesia; a number of stone flakes, rude stone implements and potsherds from a Bushman cave, near " World's View," Matopo Hills; several stone implements and flakes from near Bulawayo, Rhodesia; small hammer-stone and 2 worked flint flakes from the " Common," Sizewell, Suffolk. Presented by the Curator, Henry Balfour, Esq., M.A. The original stocks of the village of Littlemore, near Oxford, erected and used in 1857. Presented by Sir William J. Herschel, Bart., M.A., 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Skull of a native, showing artificial compression, human calvaria converted into a bowl, portion of a waist-ring of cane and bronze, piece of stout copper wire, 2 fragments of glazed- ware vessel of Chinese make, found in a burial cave, Batu Puteh, Kinabatangan River, British North Borneo. Presented by G. C. Woolley, Esq., 14 Warwick Rood, Upper Clapton,
London. Pair of snow-shoes, truger, worn by horses in Norway. Presented by the Rev. Henry Boyd, D.D., Principal of Hertford College, Oxford. Collection of specimens from the collection of the late Mr. S. W. Silver, viz. Iever of narwhal tusk and snow-goggles, Eskimo; 3 Maori stone adzes, New Zealand; fly-whisk, Society Islands; shell necklet, Ellice Islands; shark's teeth weapon, Kingsmill Islands; Maori fish-hook; wooden hook, bark-cloth mallet, roller for graining bark-cloth, specimens of bark-cloth, banana leaf with pattern cut out for stencilling designs upon bark-cloth, 2 necklets of sperm-whale teeth and 3 single teeth, 15 clubs of various patterns, Fiji Islands; arm-let, New Hebrides; bone-headed arrow, Aoba, New Hebrides; engraved tridacna-shell disc and shell armlet, Solomon Islands; stone club-head, 2 stone-headed clubs, spatulate club, 2 drums, 2 bamboo pipes, carved ornament from model canoe, large lime spatula, pendant of boars' tusks, 6 carved wooden bowls, small painted wooden shield, string-work bag, British New Guinea (Trobriands, &c.); 2 turtle-shell carvings, Torres Straits; obsidian-bladed spear-head, Admiralty Islands; 2 clubs, New Caledonia; spear-thrower, Australia; message-stick, Queensland; 2-pronged salmon spear, Newfoundland; decorated deer-skin coat, N. America; 3 blow-guns, bamboo dart-quiver with cotton-gourd, palm-leaf ditto with cotton-bag, roll of poisoned darts and fish jaw for nicking the dart heads, Chapaga, Huakaga R., Peru; blow-gun and basket- work quiver, 2 cassava sieves, 4 baskets, 2 dance-rattles, bead- work apron and 4 palm-leaf fans, British Guiana; 2 fish-plates for grating mandioc and cacao, Brazil and W. Indies; stone. studded board for grating mandioc, Brazil; very long flageolet, Rio Negro, S. America; long jingling necklet of nut-shells with bone clappers, Ecuador; painted calabash bowl, gourd with cut-out handle, 2 pottery bowls, carved-wood fork and spoon, heavy bronze stirrup, S. America; Cochequin Indian comb, Peru; musical instrument with vibrating tongues, Upper Amazon; pair of string-work sandals, Bogota, Colombia; 17 long arrows and harpoon-arrow, Demerara; Carib stone axe, W. Indies; wooden door-lock, Dominica; musical instrument with vibrating tongues, E. Africa; 2 wooden spoons, Bechuana, S. Africa; pair of iron strigils, pipe-bowl of steatite, gourd snuff-flask, carved-wood bowl, 2 war axes, 3 knobkerries, S. Africa; tobacco pipe, bead-work necklet, bamboo snuff-box, 3 wooden jars for millet beer, large shield, chief's staff, 2 assegais, Kaffir and Zulu, Natal; necklet with pendant snuff-box, &c., charm-box of tortoise-shell, charm- horn, baby-carrying bag, Bechuana; Damara war-club, S.W. Africa; short sword, Mashora tribe, S. of Tete, Zambesi; Bushman bow, quiver and 4 arrows; 2 samples of cotton cloth, 3 spears, bark-cloth, Lake Tanganyika; ivory armlet, Suk tribe, Lake Baringo, British E. Africa; carved bone hair-pinl Gaboon; monkey-skin bag, Liberia; leathern sandals, Haussa; pair of long riding boots, native-made cloth, cotton in the seed, Nigeria; native cloth samples, cleaned and bowed cotton, skeins of spun cotton, Abeokuta; dagger, spun cotton, spindle whorls, 5 carved lids of calabash bowls, W. Africa; quiver and arrows, throwing-knife, fetish-priest's coat, fishing-net, carved stool, 2 carved spoons, Africa; iron-bladed spear, Uganda; Hadendowa spear, Suakin; javelin, E. Central Africa; model boat carved from bamboo root, clog-sandals, sandals, lady's shoe with sock for compressed foot, powder-horn, razor, padlock, armlet of carved fruit-stones, cymbals, China; 2 cloth travelling bags, Siam and Laos; model oil- press, Ceylon; clog-sandal, ditto with spikes, worn by religious devotees, fly-whisk, a cast brass ball, figure of Krishna in stone, brass figure of Lakshmi, figure of a horse in pottery, painted bow, 5 arrows, drum, cotton-cleaning machine, large teak carving of a god with attendants, 5 cast armlets and anklets of brass, India; 7 palm-leaf strips with inscriptions; jacket of embroidered cloth, Karen, N. Siam; heavy bladed knife, ? Malayan; pair of small sabots, French; roughly forged four barrelled gun on wooden handle, ? European; 9 stone implements from Wantage, Berks., &c. Presented by Mrs. S. W. Silver, Letcombe Regis Manor House, Wantage, Berks. Finely woven mat with designs in black, Santa Cruz Islands, S. Pacific. Presented by Norman H. Hardy, Esq., 19 Cathcart Studios, S. Kensington. Bark cloth, wooden tobacco-pipe, Alenje tribe, W. of Lake Nyassa, Central Africa; skin-bellows and hammer, Alala tribe, Inchinga Plateau, Lake Nyassa; musical instruments with vibrating tongues, 2 wire-work armlets, bullet-pouch of elephant's ear, Chikunda tribe, near Zumbo, Zambesi; man's goat-skin loin-cloth worn in the ulimta dance, near Zumbo; comb, Yao tribe, Lake Nyassa; 2 strings of old trade beads, native trade beads, 2 cup-shaped lip-studs, Assenga tribe, S. Senga country, W. of Lake Nyassa; 2 armlets of elephant's hair, British Central Africa; 2 wooden spoons and a ladle, 2 coloured native-woven sashes, 5 bone finger-rings, 9 small bone and ivory models of implements, canoes, &c., 7 models of animals in ivory and wood, ivory knife, model zeze musical instrument, 5 model drums, Kota Kota, Lake Nyassa; 2 tooth-cleaning sticks, Aden. Presented by S.A. Neave, Esq., M.A., B.Sc., Magdalen College, Oxford. A number of flint implements, scrapers, arrow-heads, pigmy implements, worked flakes, &c., perforated hone stone, iron spear-head and curious iron-stone concretion, Tackley, Oxon. Presented by W. Evetts, Esq., Tackley, Oxon. Nine examples of stone axes, showing stages in manufacture, Suloga Peak, Woodlark Islands, New Guinea; polished adze blade of Suloga stone, Gawa, Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands; 4 ditto, Iwa, Trobriand Islands; 2 flakes and unfinished adze blade, Wanai Bay, Woodlark Islands; 2 hoe blades of shell, Mowatta, Daudai, New Guinea. Presented by Major W, Cooke Daniels.  Fourteen rude implements and flakes of chalcedony collected by the late Colonel Frank Rhodes between the Victoria Falls and Wankie's Drift, Zambesi River, in 1905. Presented by Miss Rhodes. 2 minute trimmed stone flakes, a core and 6 flakes from an old stone implement factory near Sydney, N.S.W.; "bull-roarer," Duxford, near Cambridge. Presented by Dr. Seligmann, 15 York Terrace, Regent's Park, London. Friction-drum, namalua, Ma-totela tribe, Barotseland. Presented by W. Hazell, Esq., Civil Commissioner, Northern Rhodesia. Webley's patent revolver, percussion-cap system, English. Presented by Mr. Foort, 47 Cornmarket Street, Oxford. Fifteen rude stone implements from N. and N. Central Tasmania. Presented by the Rev. C.G. Wilkinson, Launceston Grammar School, Tasmania. Carved staff with totemic animal figures, ? British Columbia; nail-studded club and wooden shield, Queensland, Australia; tulwar and dagger, India; sheath-knife, matchlock, cartouche-box, costume with ornaments, Hill Savages of Formosa; Japanese matchlock; blunderbuss with spring bayonet; 2 books of photographic reproductions of native types. Presented by G. Uvedale Price, Esq., Conservative Club, St. James's Street, London. Small implement and 7 flakes of chert, Sheikh, Somaliland. Presented by H.A. Byatt, Esq., M.A., Berbera, Somaliland. Conventionalized dove in marble, symbolic of the soul, placed on tombstones and house roofs, Scotland. Presented by P. J. Dear, Esq., M.A., 25 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh. Two wire-work bangles, Kaffir, S. Africa. Presented by Miss W. M. Cowie, Johannesburg. Five metal anklets or armlets, ? India. Presented by George Holden, Esq., 24 Wellington Square, Oxford. Votive eyes in blue-glaze ware, steatite and copper, part of votive blue-glaze plaque, 3 votive figures of sacred cow, head of cat in glaze ware, 4 votive figurines of women, small blue-glaze grotesque head, portion of pottery figurine, excavated at Deir el Bahari, Egypt, XVIIIth Dynasty. Presented by the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Two small stone cores from perforated stone axes, Prefargier, Lake Neufchâtel, Switzerland. Presented by Mrs. Bushnell. Ancient potsherd with impressed basketry-pattern, Missouri, U.S.A. Presented by David Ives Bushnell, Esq. Knife-handle of whale's vertebra, whale-rib handle with sockets for flakes of iron, whale-rib knife for scraping ice from sides of kayak, 2 bone harpoon-heads, bone spear-rest, part of a bone spear-shaft, bow for bow-drill, bone toggle, model oil-bowl of soap-stone, bow of cariboo-horn, from ancient Tooneet graves, Cumberland Gulf, Baffin's Land; piece of steatite showing native drilling, small bone-handled adze, very old hunting-spear head, lower jaw of Cariboo, Eskimo, Cumberland Gul£ Presented by the Rev. E. J. Peck. Collection of 82 samples of substances used as drugs by native doctors in Manchuria. Presented by R.T. Turley, Esq., Mukden, Manchuria. Original box of Bell and Black's "New patent gas camphorated Congreve Lights," 1851, Presented by Joseph King, Esq., M.A. Two basket-work bowls, Barotse and Mashukulumbwe, Barotseland; a number of foreign and native-made beads, iron and copper rings, a fragment of china and piece of engraved ivory, dug up near ancient copper working, 6 miles East of the Sabi River, S. Rhodesia. Presented by Capt. E. M. Andrews, Umtali, Mashonaland. Partly ground neolithic axe-head dredged from the Thames, near Clifton Hampden. Presented by the Rev. W.H. Young, North Moreton Vicarage, Wallingford, Berks. Axe-adze with rotating blade, Burma. Presented by W. Theobald, Esq., Bigglescombe Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. Two stemless pipe bowls of steatite, Benares, India; bird- shaped whistle, Trieste; cast of carved stone celt, San Domingo, W. Indies; pair of very old country-made spectacles, Gloucestershire; ancient quartzite pounder from foundations of new buildings at Magdalen College. Presented by R.W.T. Günther, Esq., M.A., Magdalen College, Oxford. Four glazed-ware ointment-pots, London, sixteenth or seventeenth century; 12-bladed spring phleme, English. Presented by Dr. J. S. Milne, M.D., Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool. Collection of native objects made in the Island of Funafuti, Ellice Islands, S. Pacific, viz. 4 model canoes (1 Samoan), canoe bailer; 7 large palu fishing-hooks; unfinished ditto; 2 bonito-hooks of pearl shell, and unfinished ditto; canoe paddle; 6 nets used in fishing in reef pools; 2 bird-fowling nets; spring rat-trap; apparatus used in climbing palm-trees; coco-nut husking stake; 3 turtle-bone chisels for paring coco-nut kernels; 2 scrapers of shell for scraping coco-nut kernels; 3 types of spades now obsolete; wooden taro-mortar and pestles; 2 wooden food bowls; 2 wooden boxes with lids; 2 coco-nut shells for carrying liquids; coco-nut shell for collecting palm-toddy; funnel used in straining toddy; dried coco-nut milk used as food; 2 pairs of coco-nuts tied for carrying; native pudding of coco-nut milk; 2 wooden head-rests; 3 pillows of plaited pandanus leaf; ray-skin rasp; pump-drill, with bone point; 3 thatching-awls of palu bone; 1 ditto of turtle bone; 2 shoulder-straps for carrying weights; broom of palm-frond pinnules; lancet and phleme with shark's teeth blades; 4 sandals for walking on reefs; fly-whisk of beaten out hibiscus fibre; ditto of coir,with handle (probably Samoan); 3 fans; 4 eye-shades, used when fishing; armlet of dyed pandanus leaf; 3 streamers of dyed pandanus leaf, worn in dancing; 3 chaplets of scented flowers; 3 women's fringe skirts; 5 examples of matting; 3 pandanus leaf balls; spinning-top made of cone shell; 4 baskets of pandanus leaf; 2 ditto of string-work; 2 rolls of plaited pandanus leaf bands; prepared and unprepared pandanus leaf; fibre for cord-making; 4 examples of sinnet cord; hollow wooden gong. Presented by Professor W.J. Sollas, M.A., F.R.S., Geological Department, University Museum. Two French forgeries of flint arrow-heads. Presented by W. L. Hildburgh, Esq., St. Ermin's Mansions, Westminster. Old horse-bit, dug up in St. John's Road, Oxford. Presented by F.A. Bellamy, Esq., Hon. M.A., 4 St. John's Road, Oxford.

Pair of steel war-quoits, chakram, damascened in gold, Sikh, Panjâb. (Cambray.) Two Mongalla broad-bladed knives, Ubangi throwing-knife, and small curved knife, Lualaba dagger, chopping-knife, 3 daggers and ring-handled knife, all from the Congo State; head of hornbill, New Guinea; 3 shell and turtle-shell discs, New Ireland; dancing necklet, New Guinea; 3 tridacna shell arm-lets, ? Solomon Islands; 2 very large ear-lobe discs, Solomon Islands; breast ornament of string-work and shells, ditto of boars' tusks, British New Guinea; Goorkha kukri in silver-mounted sheath, India; raw-hide cuirass, 10 bone-pointed arrows, 26 wooden-pointed ditto, 10 iron-bladed spears, 10 bows, Tenimber Island, Malay Archipelago; 2 bark-cloth mallets of ivory, Belgian Congo. (Stevens.)  Lancet with blade of shark's tooth, Tamana, Gilbert Islands; necklet of cone-shell discs, Onoatoa, Gilbert Islands; charm necklet, Nyassaland, E. Africa; the following specimens collected by Mr. Charles Hose in Sarawak, Borneo, viz. Pair of heavy ear-pendants of gun-metal, parang-toggle of horn-bill's beak, Kayan, Baram district; palm-leaf trophy recording capture of a head, Baram; bronze bullock bell, Brunei; bark mat, Dayak, Baram; 2 pottery objects of unknown use found in the Peking R., Baram; carved woman's paddle, Miláno; Land Dayak bamboo pipe; Dayak mat-making pin; bamboo drinking cup, carved; cock-fighting spur of brass; Kenyah spring rat-trap; Kayan blow-gun quiver; Kenyah bark jacket; very elaborate Kenyah bead-work jacket; elaborate Kenyah baby-carrier decorated with bead-work; Kenyah bamboo box covered with bead-work; Kenyah bead-work; Dayak basket-work cap; Kenyah war-cap of wicker and monkey skin; mat-work rice charm, Long Kiput; woman's ornamental cuirass of brass-covered cane rings, Baram district; Kadayan rice basket; bamboo zither, Ngrotong Milano; Dayak drum, Baram; Kayan guitar. (Gerrard.) Old Somersetshire winder for lace-bobbins.  Large bore flint-lock pistol, Dublin. (F. Stow.) Neolithic scraper, hollow-scraper, 4 rough implements and arrow-head of flint, Ferry Hinksey, Oxford. (Rogers.) A number of " pigmy" flint implements, Lakenheath, Suffolk. (Laurence.) Painted mask of bark and cane-work, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea. Twenty-one Pigmy flint implements, Pennine Range, Lancashire; I ditto, Marsden, Yorkshire; 3 ditto, Boars Hill, near Oxford; minute pressure flake of flint, Pennine Range, Lancs.; 5 borers, 3 small discoidal knives, saw-edged flake, 3 arrow-heads, rough discoidal implement, trimmed flake, Pennine Range, Lancs.; 2 arrow-heads, Boars Hill, Oxford; arrow-head, Frilford, Berks.; 2 arrow-heads, Brown Wardle Hill, Whitworth Valley; 2 ditto, Tooter Hill, Bacup; small scraper, Yeovil, Somerset; bevelled-edge implement, Yeovil; trimmed flake, Iffley, Oxford; borer, Kennington, near Oxford. (J.T. Hill.) Collection of Eskimo specimens made by the Rev. E. J. Peck in the Cumberland Gulf district, Baffin's Land, viz. model kayak and whalebone sledge, model snow-trap for catching gulls, old bone implement for softening boots, needle-case of cariboo horn, skin-scraper of bone, long bone snow-scraping knife, socket for fire-making, bow-drill, drilled slate disc, very old iron-bladed knife or dagger, head of salmon-spear, bone stop for harpoon-shaft, bone harpoon-blade, old iron harpoon-head, 2 bone arrow-heads, very old native doll, 3 models of stone lamps and 2 model blubber dishes from children's graves, large steatite lamp, steatite oil-bowl, model wooden bowl used as a toy, very old drift-wood bowl, wooden grease-bowl, Shaman's drum and doll showing the same in use, window made of sewn seal-gut strips for native dwelling. (Rev. E.J. Peck.) Specimens collected by Capt. E. M. Andrews in Mashonaland and elsewhere, viz. musical instrument with vibrating tongues and large calabash resonator, 3 snuff bottles of wood, horn and gourd, 4 wooden head-rests, 3 throwing-clubs, 5 iron-bladed axes, sheath-knife, 2 brass strigils, 2 ear-pendants of wire, 32 wire-work armlets, 4 penannular armlets of brass wire, armlet of elephant's foot, long girdle of raw-hide and wire, collar of hide and wire-work, ditto of wire-work, 4 belts and 10 bands of bead-work, piece of ornamental bead-work, 2 hide whips, head ornament of fur, palm-leaf chaplet, 9 decorated gourds, 3 gourd ladles, Makalanga, Mashonaland; pipe-bowl of pottery in the form of a sable antelope, Marosi tribe, Zambesi R.; model canoe, Zambesi R.; Herero woman's costume with head-dress, iron ornaments and scent-box of tortoise carapace, Damaraland, S. W. Africa; 11 hand-made pottery vessels, Inhambane, Mosambique. (Capt. E.M. Andrews.) Afridi woman's loom taken on the Tirah Campaign, 1898. (Oldman.) N. American deerskin coat with painted and applique decoration. (Carter.) Specimens collected by Mr. S. Wakefield in Corea, viz. military officer's armoured coat, two elaborately decorated helmets, dragon-shaped epaulette of copper-gilt, small composite bow, quiver of bamboo, common quiver of oiled paper, pair of bronze shoes, 3 peculiar hats worn by acolytes, string-work bag, wooden globular gong used by priests and religious mendicants, wooden ring-sundial. (S. Wakefield, Esq.) Large chopping knife, Nair, Malabar; Albanian sword and dagger; 2 wooden shields, 2 munnup clubs, kudjerong club, pick-shaped leonile club, curved sword club, kulluk, Victoria, Australia. (Godfrey.)

Very fine palaeolithic implement of flint from the gravel quarry at Biddenham, near Bedford. From F.H.S. Knowles, Esq.

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