Report of the Curator of the Pitt-Rivers Musoum, 1917.

Progress has been effected in the Museum, in spite of great difficulties arising from the War conditions. The shortage and high cost of necessary materials and labour have prevented making much-needed extension of exhibition and storing-space for specimens. Photographic and other activities have had to be seriously curtailed. The general administration of the University Museum, undertaken in the absence of Professor Bowman has made serious calls upon my time and attention, and temporary absence abroad on Red Cross duty has rendered it difficult to keep the Museum routine-work up to date. Arrears have, however, been fairly satisfactorily dealt with, and many improvements in the exhibited and reserve series have been effected. The rearrangement and relabeling of a section of the large collection of bows were completed. A section of the spear-throwers was re-grouped, and distribution maps were added. Further work upon the Prehistoric Series was carried out, and throughout the building many alterations and improvements were made.
The card-catalogue has been continued by Miss Blackman, whose attention was chiefly devoted to the large collection of rosaries, which now includes the important collection made by the late Sir E.B. Tylor. These have been fully catalogued, and, in connexion with this work, Miss Blackman has written the article on Rosaries for the Hastings Dictionary of Religion. A large number of catalogue-cards relating to other series have been filled up.
The usual courses of lectures to Diploma students have been given by me in the subjects of Prehistoric Archaeology and comparative Technology. A special lecture on Easter Island was given by me to the O. U. Anthropological Society, and has been published in Folk Lore. I have also contributed to Man some short papers relating to specimens in the museum. A room in the iron annexe has been lent to the Radcliffe librarian for the temporary housing of the books from the Tylor library, presented by Lady Tylor, pending arrangements being made for their permanent accommodation in the Radcliffe Library.
The accessions by donation have been very numerous and interesting. Especially noteworthy is the long list of accessions from the collection of the late Sir E.B. Tylor, who during his lifetime had always been one of the generous donors to the Museum. Lady Tylor very kindly invited me to select such specimens as would be acceptable to the Museum, which has gained very considerably through her generosity. I am indebted to Miss Tylor for her kind help in arranging for the forwarding of this collection to Oxford. Other extensive and important additions were received through the generosity of Mr. J.H. Hutton and Mrs. Braithwaite Batty, to both of whom the Museum had already owed numerous accessions in previous years, Mr. A.S. Kenyon, and Major R.G. Gayer Anderson, R.A.M.C. A full list of accessions is appended.

Specimens collected in the Naga Hills, Assam, viz.: 13 stone celts, Yehimi, Sema country; 2 hoes made from bamboo strips, Sema; iron-bladed hoe and hoe-blade, Ao; 3 iron-bladed hoes, Sema; reaping-knife; threshing-fork, Angami; paddy-rake, Angami; bamboo clapper, Sema; food-gourd, Ao; stirring-spatula,Sema; pestle,Ao; bambootongs,Sema; bellows-piston, iron-bladed axe, 2 bamboo spoons, and 2 deer-snares, Sema; deer-snare, Chang; dao-holder, Ao; conventional dao used as currency, Konyak; spindle-whorl, Sangtam; 2 tobacco pipes, Tukomi Sangtam; peg-tops, Chang and Ao; head of hornbill worn in dances, Lhota; 2 carvings of hornbills, Ao; conch-shell pendant, Totok; shell ear-pendant, Chang; pair of ear-pendants, Konyak; necklet of orchid-stem beads, Yachumi; pair of grass-work wristlets and pair of grass-work gaiters, Chang; cloth apron, Sema; 2 shoulder- sashes, Angami; pair of gaiters worn by successful warriors, Chang; native cloth, Lhota; basket, Sema; basket, Ao; ancient potsherd, Sangtam; humall skull trophy and 3 portions of divided skulls, Konyak; 3 iron weeding-hoes, Ao; wooden spoon, Angami; woman's necklet of shell disks, Ao; necklet of strung plantain seeds, Kuki; necklet of porcupine quills, Phom; warrior's collar of boar's tusks, Sema; man's necklet of beads and woman's bead-work girdle, Konyak; head-band of bead-work and shell disks, Konyak; pair of wooden ear-ornaments, Konyak; pair of ear-pendants of brass chains, Lhota ; ear-ornament of abrus seeds, Ao; 2, wooden ear-pendants, Ao; I4 ancient glass beads, much valued, Sema; 2 pairs of armlets of bark and basketry, boy's leglet of similar make and girl's head coronet of spathe and basketry, Konyak; black pebble valued as a charm, Sema; covered basket, Ao. Presented by J.H. Hutton, Esq., I.C.S. Specimens from West Africa, viz.: carved mencala board, Yoruba; ditto, W. Africa; box carved in form of a hare, Yoruba; carved wooden mask, 4 small carved boxes for palm-nuts used in divination, Yoruba; 2 pipe-bowls of pottery; adze with iron blade; small mask of cast brass; openwork brass box; dagger; 2 wooden anklets, Lagos. Presented by Sir George Denton, K.C.M.G. 2 Palang, ornaments worn by Kayan men, Sarawak. Presented by Dr. J. F. Hornsey, R.A.M.C. Adze of nephrite, Upper Moutere, S. Island, New Zealand; stone adze, New Zealand; neolithic celt, Ireland; brass cattle. bell; bowl of brass and copper, elaborately repousse', Tibet. Presented by Mrs. Weldon. 15 stone adzes collected in Pitcairn Island, S. Pacific, by the inhabitants. Presented by W. Scoresby Routledge, Esq. Hafted stone axe, cyrena shells used as scrapers, 2, belts of human hair, 22 armlets, 2 large and elaborate painted bark ; armlets worn by women during mourning ceremonies, 2 head-plumes, pendant of beeswax coated with abrus seeds, Melville Island, N. Australia. Presented by Dr. H.K. Fry. Basket with wooden rim, Mocharanga, Umtali, S. Africa; Japanese kakemono; ditto by Chikanobu Kano, c. 1720. Presented by E. Sidney Hartland, Esq. Pendant of beeswax coated with abrus seeds, Melville Island, N. Australia. Presented by Sir W. Baldwin Spencer, K.C.M.G., F.R.S. Bow, New Guinea; 2 clubs and angular boomerang-club, Australia; 4 stone axes, grinding-stone, 3 stone scrapers, stone borer, hammer-stone, &c., Keilor, Salt Water R., Victoria, Australia; stone axe, scraper, trimmed flake, flake-borer, &c., Maribyrnong, Salt Water R.,Victoria; cast of Yoruba carving; I I flint flakes, Cissbury Camp, Sussex; 2 flint scrapers, Cissbury; specimens illustrating patination of flint, various localities; tabular flints, Egyptian desert and Sussex; notched-wheel-rattle used by Syrian Jews; wooden nut-crackers, Carnac, Brittany; Phenician pottery, Gozo Island; ancient Egyptian beads; Tibetan prayer-wheel; silver "hand of Fatma," Tunis; 4 pottery sling-bullets, Punic, Carthage; 2 aluminium war-tokens, Marseille; 10-centime cardboard war-token, Brive, France; ' pigmy" flint implement, Algerian desert; cast taken from a stone bas-relief from Easter Island; fine flint knife-blade, Egypt, first or second dynasty; English wooden exchequer-tally, c. 1757; rare breast ornament of pearl-shell and ivory, Fiji Islands; large scarab, Egypt; wooden nut-cracker, Jesus College, Oxford; 2 Jewish leaden amulets against the evil-eye, London; brass tobacco-stopper, English; early bronze key; old iron key, Oxford Gas Works; brick of tea, Central Asia; 2 swastika pendants, Russia; brass pen-and-ink case, Egypt; bronze strigil, Taranto, Italy; wooden strigil, W. Africa; black and white " yak " lace, Bicester, Oxon; parchment lace-makers' patterns, Bicester and Oxford. Presented by H. Balfour, Esq., M.A. Collection of Australian stone implements, viz.: diabase axe, 4 pebble axes, ground diabase axe, heavy hand-axe, 3 spalls, I0 scrapers, concave scraper, trimmed flake, used and unused flakes, 6 small implements of "pigmy" type, quartzite flake which was hafted as a pick, well-made spear-head with upper part of the haft, from various sites in Victoria, Queensland, Central Australia and Northern Territory; small greenstone celt faked by a white man; rough flake or spall, Tasmania. Presented by A.S. Kenyon, Esq. 2 spear-heads of quartzite, N.W. Australia. Presented by Rev. Finlay Sanderson. 3 boomerangs, 2 spear-throwers, 2 weapons edged with sharks' teeth, club of New Caledonian type, fire-drill with sheath, basketry dilly-bag, 2 necklets of reed beads and a message-stick, from Queensland, Australia; stone adze-blade, S.E. New Guinea. Presented by Bishop Frodsham, D.D. (late Bishop of Queensland), per Very Rev. H. Rashdall, D.Litt., F.B.A., Dean of Carlisle. Small club of rare type with head of iron-pyrites, Southern Solomon Islands. Presented by H. Anson Morton, Esq. Carib stone celt, Jamaica; mouth-organ, wooden gong and pellet-drum, China; pair of sistra, Batala, Panjab; musical instrument with vibrating tongues, S. America; xylophone, Sierra Leone; zinc rattle used by Syrian Jews at the Feast of Purim; 4 phylacteries, Jewish, Syria; rice-harvest trophy, Trichur, Cochin, S. India; charm made of dried hippocampi, Venice; nut-shells on chain used in divination, Yoruba, W. Africa; Eskimo stone lamp; Delft lantern, Holland; 2 calabash spoons, Surinam; wooden trencher, Winchester College; pewtcr tea-caddy and bamboo whisk, China; 4 Japanese sword-guards; pith used as razor-strops, Creve Coeur, Mauritius; steel mirror, S. India; cribbage-board of bone made by a French prisoner after the battle of Waterloo; 2 Burmese marionettes; glass rolling-pin, Sunderland; cast from a calved block representing the Empress of China, used by Tibetan lamas in ceremony for casting out sin; Yoruba native cloth, W. Africa; model of ingredients used in betel-nut chewing, India; small knife, S. India; pair of shoes, Kullu, Tibet; combined knife and scissors, Syria; music-transposer, England; Australian boomerang; specimen of coix lacryma, Jamaica; bull-roarer, the "Voice of Oro," Egba tribe, Abeokuta, W. Africa; Canadian Indian snow-shoes; bead-work girdle, Kaffir, S. Africa; necklet of trade beads, W. Africa; necklet of brass beads, E. Africa; model kayak, 3 wooden fish-hooks, model of man's jacket, model stone cooking-pot, ivory mount, ivory toggle and button, ivory carvings representing dog-team with sledge, &c., ivory carving of a cariboo, Eskimo, Cumberland Sound and Labrador; revolving fan, S. India; areca-nut basket, writing stile and palm-leaf book, Travancore; ruler, S. India; carved figure of Lakshmi, Travancore; horn mug, Ceylon; prayer-mill, charm-case and rosary, Tibet; red-lac sceptre, China; lacquered pillow and carving in bone, Japan; L tambourine, Palestine; silver buckle, Palestine; sun-dial, L Basque, Pyrenees; taper-stand, Herrnhuth, Saxony; rosary, Lourdes; old wooden pattens, Oxford; old pewter tea-pot, Sheffield; xylophone, Austrian Tyrol; model of mail-coach, English; case with folding scissors; ornaments of Berlin iron given in exchange for jewelry by the Prussian treasury in I8I3; spiked leaden pendant used for scaring horses driven loose down the Corso in Rome during the Carnival; snake-like natural palm-growth, Capri; Jewish menuza, Palestine; pair of sandals, .Amritsar, Panjab; 2 bronze bells, Benin, W. Africa; dentalium shells used as currency, Canada; bronze gold-weight, Ashanti; model boat and 2 soapstone carvings, China; well-carved netsuke and wooden figure of a fox disguised as a monk, Japan; message cowrie-shell and pepper-seeds, W. Africa; brass ear-pendant, Pulayan, Travancore. Presented by Mrs. Braithwaite Batty. 2 wooden clubs, bead-work apron, cap of aloe-fibre and whip used in Macquarie dances, British Guiana. Presented by Miss M. Pollard. Baker's tally-sticks, Auvergne, France; coconut medicine-bowl with strainer and stencil patterns of palm-leaf, Fiji Islands; palaeolithic flint implement, from a quarry, Marquise, Pas-de-Calais. Presented by A.M. Hocart, Esq., M.A. Skull of hyaena inscribed with Arabic magic squares, &c., obtained during the Ashanti campaign under General Sir Garnet Wolseley. Presented by Mrs. G. Thornton. Colt's revolver, U.S.A. Presented by R.B. Townshend, Esq., M.A. 20 implements of quartz, Bandarawela, Ceylon; 58 implements and flakes of obsidian, Unyoro, E. Central Africa. Presented by C. Hartley, Esq. Shaman's iron coronet and trident, Samoyedic-Ostyak of the Taz,Siberia. Collected byMiss M.Czaplicka. Presented by the Committee for Anthropology. Curved, flat throwing-club and iron throwing-knife, Senaar, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; necklet of ostrich-egg-shell disks, White Nile, S. of Fashoda. Presented by H.J. Weld-Blundell, B.Litt. 3 fish-hooks, E. Polynesian; harpoon-head, Eastern Eskimo; I3 Old English clay tobacco-pipes. Presented by Mrs. R.H. Tiddeman. Stone adze, Hammond, St. Laurence Co., U.S.A.; stone gouge, Jefferson Co., U.S.A.; grooved stone axe, Iowa; pot-sherd, Ottawa, Canada; powder-flask of wood and bone ; S. African wooden necklet; pair of embroidered shoes, 18th Century; pair of gilt slippers,?Turkish; 13 samples of hair of natives. Presented by J. S. Dallas, Esq. 2 hide shields, 2 wooden clubs, stone-headed club, 2 necklets and charm-case, Nuba, A-E. Sudan; bow, Jur, Bahr-el-Gazal; bow with wooden gong, harpoon-arrow, blade of elephant- spear, throwing-knife, 6 basketry caps, musical instrument with vibrating tongues and 2 lyres, Niam Niam, Bahr-el-Gazal; bow and arrows, Falatha tribe, Heiaz; 2 sets of spears with sheaths, head of elephant-spear, large spear-blade, dagger, sandals, 2 leathern fringe-skirts, decorated stick, 2 fly-switches, 5 milk-vessels of basketry, wood, pottery, and glass, ivory silver-mounted salt flask, ivory trumpet, crocodile-skin used medicinally, and stibium-flask, Bagara, Kordofan; Mahdi sword, 2 padded cloth helmets, jibbeh and leather shoes, Omdurman; bark-cloth, Uganda; 4 wooden head-rests, club-shaped tobacco-box, trumpet of oryx horn, Nuer, Sudan- Abyssinian frontier; fly-switcl1, 4 baskets, 2 leathern water-carriers, pottery ditto, 2 pottery co~eejugs, 3 horse-bits, Arab, Omdurman; 6 ivory armlets, armlets of bone, elephant-hoof and wood, Dinka, White Nile. Presented by Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson, R.A.M.C. "Pigmy " flint implement, Cotswolds, between Birdlip and Stroud. Presented by Alan Hoggett, Esq. Small soapstone figure found near a temple of Vishnu, Wynaad, Malabar; 3 symbolic pottery objects, Tinnevelli and Godaveri districts, Madras; ancient and modern women's toe-rings, Tinnevelli district. Presented by F.J. Richards, Esq, ICS. Pair of leathern sandals, Panjab. Presented by Colonel Sir R.C. Temple, Bart., K.C.I.E. 3 Root-carvings in human form. Presented by Mrs. Hardy. Chinese water-pipe. Presented by Mrs. W. Sollas. Early compound microscope by E. Culpeper, London; Wallis' " Wheel of Wonders," England. Presented by Rev. J. Drummond, LL, D.Litt. 14 stone axes, 3 hammer-stones and grinding stone, ? Demerara; 3 stone scrapers and flakes, Patagonia; 4 flakes, Galgala, Palestine; 8 flint implements and flakes, Amrun, Frisian Islands; 2 replaced flint flakes, Crayford, Kent; 9 flint arrow-heads; small flint disk; bronze celt, 2 arrow-heads, 2 pins, 2 knives, tweezers, and other miscellaneous bronze objects; bronze bell. From the collection of the late Lord Avebury. Presented by Lord Avebury. Flag-shaped fly-flap, Bigeh Island, Lower Nubia. Presented by A.M. Blackman, Esq., M.A. 2 pottery figurines of women, Ancient Egyptian; small phial of cut glass, 9 small glass weights and 3 leaden charm pendants, Egypt. Presented by Harold Wallis, Esq. Bone ring carved by a German prisoner-of-war, I. of Man. Presented by Miss Fox. Boy's loin-cloth, Hopi (bought at Hano, Arizona); prepared sheep's wool and woollen yarn used in weaving, Hopi of Oraibi, Arizona; embroidery-yarn, Tewa of Hano. Presented by Miss B. Freire Marreco. Collection of the late Sir Edward B. Tylor, Hon. D.C.L, F.R S., viz.: 44 Eolithic implements, plateau of Kent; Chellean implement, plateau of Kent; ditto, Southfleet, Kent; palaeolith, Northfleet; ditto, Oldbury; ovate palaeolith, Hawkchurch, Axminster; 2 palaeoliths, not located; 10 palaeoliths, St. Acheul, France; 4 Moustierian implements, Cave of Le Moustier, Dordogne; 8 flint wedges from kjokkeemoddinger; Jutland; flint scraper, Mongewell, Oxon; worked flake, Eastbourne; ground stone celt, Cavan, Ulster; flint dagger, Zealand; 2 worked flakes, Monte de Giove, Abruzzi, Italy, 2 bossed stonc balls, Scotland; 6 flint arrow-heads, Oxfordshire; various unlocated stone implements; shell axe, Barbadoes; flint spear-head, Ohio; stone blade from a cache of 60, U.S.A.; stone celt, Trenton, New Jersey; ditto, Gananoque, Ontario; obsidian core and scraper, Mexico; spear-head and arrow-heads, California; arrow-head of agate, Arizona; 2 stone arrow-heads, Ohio; I ditto, Hartford Co., Connecticut; quartz ditto, Tennessee; ditto, Burke Co., N. Carolina; flint spear-head, Front Royal, Virginia; 4 spear-heads, II arrow-heads, 2 borers and disk of stone, Trenton, New Jersey; I7 spear and arrow-heads, U.S.A.; stone borer, U.S.A.; slate gorget, Trenton; Australian stone axe; hafted stoneaxe, New Guinea; 92 stone implements and a number of flakes, Tasmania; bronze flanged celt; early iron axe blade; bronze fibula of the Gothland type, Sweden; clubs, Fiji Islands; sharks' teeth-edged weapon, Kingsmill Islands; throwing-club, Mohave, Arizona; ditto, Zuni, New Mexico; bow and arrows, Mohave; pipe-tomahawk, N. Texas; 2 slings, Mexico; harpoon-head, Tierra del Fuego; 2 steel arrow-heads, Japan; cow-headed mace, Persia; jade thumb-ring, Persia; 2 daggers, Burma; dagger, India; medi~eval dagger; dagger of later form; 5 clasp-knives, Spain; engraved staff, Persia; carved wooden spear-rest, ? New Hebrides; fish-hook, 2 carved feather-boxes and stem ornament for model canoe, New Zealand; cannibal-fork, Fiji Islands; strings of wampum beads, N. America; 5 elaborately carved horn spoons, Haida, N. W. America; 2 stone pounders carved in human form, probably Arawak, San Domingo; basketry pouch British Guiana; carved human figure, Ashanti; carved fetish figure, interior of W. Africa; carved korowar, Doreh, Dutch New Guinea; henna and kohl, Constantine, Algeria; eye-probe, China; 3 message-sticks, S. Australia; 108 moulded terracotta heads, Valley of Mexico; shepherd's crook, Greece; ditto, Oxfordshire; hand-mangle and clothes-beater, Norway; 2 carved wooden cups and carved tankard, Sweden; beer-bowl, Norway; birch-bark flask, Russia; wooden trencher, Llandyssent, Wales; old leather bottle, England; wooden nut-crackers; set of straw-splitters, England; band-loom of reindeer-horn, Lapland; 2 ditto of wood, Sweden; distaff Ehnd-loom shuttle; bronze thimble; 2 stay-busks, England; tinder-box, Wellington, Somerset; pistol tinder-box, England; rushlight holder, Wales; sand-glass, Wellington; 2 English ring-dials; wooden sundial, Basque, Pyrenees; painted toboggan-sledge, ? Swedish; baker's tally, France; 3 pound-tallies, Wellington, Somerset; 6 tally-sticks, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor; abacus, Wellington; 2 ditto, not located; abacus, Japan; ditto, China; 4 Chinese books describing the abacus; .model of Ancient Mexican calendar-stone; 6 bull-roarers, from Queensland, S. Australia, New South Wales, New Mexico, and Scotland; dance-rattle made from a water-tortoise, Iroquois, N. America; morris-bells, Oxford; sansa, Mashonaland; throat-trumpet, India; Mohave hockey-stick and balls, Arizona; polo-mallet, Baltistan; ditto, Manipur; 2, dakiu-racquets, Japan; 2 sets of gambling-sticks, Arizona; gambling-sticks, Haida; gambling-counters and bowl; N. America; large beans used in a game, Malay Peninsula; carved mancala board, Malay peninsula; pieces used in siga game, Arab, Algeria; set of draughts, &c., chess-board and men, and 7 game-boards and pieces, Japan; pack of cards, China; 6 ditto, Japan; pack of cards, Spain; ditto, Austria; marble die, Egypto-Roman; dice and gambling tops, not located; 8 draughtsmen of glazed-ware, Ancient Egyptian; modern reconstructions of Egyptian game-boards and pieces; 5 Ancient Greek pottery dolls; 2 Russian dolls derived from figures of Forest gods; pottery doll, Cyprus; whistling pottery-vessel, Peru; ancient potsherds, Mexico; 19 specimens of pottery from New Mexico and Arizona; pottery bowl with cover, Japan; ancient bowl, Cyprus; ancient Greek pottery bowl and vase, Italy; hand- made cup, Banas, Island of Lewis, N.B.; charm-stone, Laroki R., New Guinea; magic crystal, Maiwa district, New Guinea; 5 guliwil of wood, used in sympathetic magic, Wotjobaluk tribe, Central Victoria, Australia; 15 “prey-god" fetishes, Zuni, New Mexico; sacred prayer-meal and symbolic figure of a dragon-fly, Pueblo Indians; 2, charms made from human skull-bones, engraved, Burma; magatama, Yamato, Japan; silver charm-pendant, India; 2 charm-pendants with designs derived from Venetian sequins, India; bronze pendant in form of two rams, Etruscan  ancient Roman bulla of bronze; agate charm-stone, Arab, Assouan; ditto, Cairo; cornelian charm-beads, Assiout, Egypt; “cramp-bone" charm, English; potatoes carried as charms against rheumatism, Essex, Oxford, and Holland; horse-chestnut similarly used, U.S.A.; date-stone charm, Italy; tip of human tongue carried as a charm, Tunbridge Wells; piece of yew used as a charm against witches, Bosnia; porcupine's foot charm, N. Africa; wolf's tooth charm, silver acorn charm, stag-beetle charm, coral charm, skull and hunchbacks carved in lava, S. Italy; brass horse-pendants, Naples; horse-pendants of boars' tusks, Albania; brass donkey-charm, Cairo; 5 brass horse-pendants, England; 6 charm-pendants in the form of hands, Italy; 3 "Johannishand " charms made from orchid tubers, Germany; 2 silver hand charms, Jews of Syria; 3 "hand of Fatma" charms, Syria; silver sea-horse and siren charms, Naples; silver charm, Arab, Syria; leaden amulet, Arab, Alexandria; Himyaritic charm-scroll, Abyssinia; rules for practice of sorcery inscribed on bamboo, Timor-Batak, Sumatra; 2 palm-leaf horoscope tablets, Burma; pair of bamboo-root divining lots, China; " worm-knot “used in divination, N.W. Ireland; harvest-trophy, Cardiganshire; Dowser's wand, Somersetshire; ivory netsuke representing a fox disguised as a monk, Japan; votive objects found in holy wells in Ross, Alnwick, and Maldron (Cornwall); votive rags from a rag-bush, Biskra, Algeria; 4 silver ex voto figures,? Italy; 3 wooden objects from a cave in Eastern Socotra; objects placed in grave of a child, Luckendorf, Saxony; gohei, Japan; votive taper, and sacred cakes, Szonta, Hungary; consecrated loaf, Kertch, Russia; ditto, Moscow; piece of a holy cake used as a charm, Kertch; Biddenden cake, Kent; casts of 2 terracotta moulds, Taranto, Italy; 2, pottery figurines, Greek, 4th century B.C.; Ancient Egyptian glazed ware pendants representing deities, the eyes of Horus, &c.; imprint from a Babylonian seal; painted clay figure of Buddha, China; wooden carving of Ben-zai-ten in shrine, Japan; carved wooden figure from a European church; silver prayer-wheel, ? Darjiling; resting- crutch used in Orthodox churches, Athens; 2 charm papers printed with scenes from St. Anthony's life, Naples; copy of the Virgin's ring preserved in the Duomo at Perugia; Ancient Egyptian finger-rings, beads, and pendant; 5 symbolic wrappings for gifts, Japan; Japanese scroll with paintings of Ainu ceremonies; Chinese books in three and four uolumes with paintings of the Miao Tze people of Kweichau Province, China; parabaik book of heavens and hells, Burma; Batak MS. book, Sumatra; wood-block for printing charms and a quantity of MS. and block-printed books and papers from Tibet; portion of a Samaritan MS. (part of the Pentateuch); &c. Presented by Lady Tylor. 5 Chinese paintings of native boats. Presented by R.R. Marett, Esq., D.Sc.  2 very large hide shields, N. Nigeria. Presented by H.F. Mathews, Esq.

Fine stone blade and bone harpoon-head from graves, Rio Loa, Chili. Loom, spindle, woven legging, dancer's sash, and man's shirt, Hopi of Oraibi, and Sitsomovi, Arizona; belt-loom woman's ceremonial cloak and man's loin-cloth, Tewa, Hano, Arizona. [Collected by Miss B. Freire Marreco.]

Complete model of a frigate, made by French prisoners after the Battle of Waterloo. Lent by Major F. Kennedy. 12 stone celts, Seromi, Naga Hills. lent by J.H. Hutton, Esq., I.C.S. Model of a loom, Tewa, Hano, Arizona; woman's dress, Hopi, Walpi, Arizona. Lent by Miss B. Freire Marreco. Lengua blanket and spindle, Paraguayan Chaco. Lent by G. Farrow, Esg

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