Report of the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1927

In the Upper Gallery, additional vertical exhibition-cases have been added over the table-cases. This has enabled me to exhibit adequately a very fine and representative series illustrating the hafting of stone implements. Other similar cases have been used for exhibition of the various uses of horn, bone, antler and ivory for purposes for which metal is employed by more advanced peoples; for the collections of slings, bolas, and lassoes, and for a series illustrating the varieties and distribution of the kopis type of sword-blade in ancient and modern times. Further additions of cases of this type will be made, and this will to some extent relieve the congestion in the two Galleries. Several of the synoptic groups exhibited in the Court have been rearranged with modifications rendered necessary by the acquisition of fresh material. Mr. E.S. Thomas has continued the labelling and listing the specimens in connexion with this work, which has necessitated some redistribution of material. This work is proceeding.

The new heating system has not so far proved satisfactory, and it is hoped that it may be improved so that adequate warming of the Museum in winter may be effected. The plague of rats in the Museum has been serious and a cause of damage to specimens and a considerable loss of time.

The usual annual course of lectures to Diploma students was delivered by me throughout the Academical year. In addition, I gave a special course of lectures on African technology to a class of thirty students of the Tropical African Service. Several researchers in various branches of ethnology and prehistoric archaeology have made use of the material in the Museum and have been given assistance. Visits by parties of students from schools and other educational organizations have been of frequent occurrence, and special demonstrations have been given in some instances. This use of the Museum is increasing.

I have continued my detailed examination of the Westlake collection of Tasmanian stone implements, and have reached new and definite results involving the revaluation of the status of native Tasmanian culture.

Accessions of specimens have been very numerous and satisfactory. Among the more important may be noted: a number of very interesting stone implements collected by the donors around Kimberley and Pietermaritzburg, and given by Mr. J.A. Swan and Mr. C.G. Bliss; many specimens collected in Africa by the late J.S. Jameson (one of H. M. Stanley’s colleagues), given by his widow and daughter; a valuable series of eighteen ivory “bracers” used in archery, given by Mr. C.J. Longman; and many important additions to the magnificent collection from the Naga Hills, Assam, given by Dr. J.H. Hutton and Mr. J.P. Mills. Among the purchases, special attention may be drawn to extensive acquisitions of stone implements (mostly British) from the collection of Mr. S.G. Hewlett; and to a very fine carved box from New Zealand, an example of old Maori work.

Woman's woven belt in coloured patterns (modern), Navajo; coiled basket with designs of human form, similar basket with snake designs, Papago; pottery sherds with coil patterns, Hopi, Chaco Canyon; 2 similar sherds from a mound, Hopi, Keam's Canyon: all Arizona, U.S.A. Slab of selenite (window pane), and small sheet (? pane) found near the old church (A.D. 1700), 2 ball-headed throwing clubs, Acoma, New Mexico; granite maul-head grooved for hafting, S. Dacota; round basketry acorn-hopper used when pounding acorns, basketry tray for sorting acorn meal, ditto bowl for food, 2 ditto cooking bowls, 2 ditto with traditional designs, woman's ditto skull-cap, baby's ditto cradle, stone pestle for mealing acorns on slab used with hopper (above), steatite frying-pan, deer-antler box for shell-money, Yurok tribe, California; wooden post with totem design, from child's grave, Saultaux, S. Ontario; miniature paddle with totemic and modern designs, Gidikshan, B. Columbia. Presented by Miss B. Blackwood, B.Sc., M.A. A collection of stone implements from Kimberley district and environs, S. Africa, viz.: fine pointed-ovate implement (Upper Acheulian type), pointed flake knife with bevel-flaked edges, rare type of end-scraper with serrated edge, rare form of tangcd scraper, 3 pigmy lunate pointed implements of agate, jasper, and chalcedony, 4 ditto with round butts, pigmy implement with slant point and flaked edge, 7 small end-scrapers of agate, &c., 3 small flakes of ditto, small pointed ovate jasper implement flaked on both sides, half of a grey stone ?armlet, coloured glass European bead, 4 minute end-scrapers; 4 crescents of agate, &c., I minute triangular implement, 5 small drills, and a small worked flake, all of Tardenoisian type; specimens illustrating manufacture of ostrich egg-shell disk beads, and fragments of shell with engraved designs, ? Bushman; 3 disk beads of molluscan shell, 3 small ovate implements of Chelleo-Acheulian type, small rough ovate implement of Chellean type, 3 flaked ditto resembling "Moustierian points", ditto with rounded point, narrow leaf-shaped pointed flake with a bevel-flaked edge, pointed end of flake implement, with both margins flaked, pointed flake with a margin roughly worked, curved flake with blunt point and bevelled edges, small implement with one side flat, triangular implement bevelled all round, implement bevelled to a point with rudimentary tang, small flake with retouched edge, 2 small ovate implements, large round implement with bevelled edge, 6 duck-bill scrapers (3 very small), I ditto of jasper, 2 small side-scrapers (quartz and jasper), 29 very small end-scrapers of agate, &c., 2 concave scrapers, borer of chalcedony (? for shell beads), 2 bevel-flaked drills finely worked, 4 pigmy drills, 10 "Tardenoisian" pigmy implements, flakes of jasper, &c., from pigmy implement factory sites; half a steatite bead drilled lengthwise, half a small kwe, or perforated stone ball, piece of small stone ring, 3 grooved stones,; 5 stones with two or more grooves, small smooth stone with slightly convex base and ridged back with transverse notch, 2 small pointed-ovate implements (Chellean type), narrow leaf-shaped flake worked to a point, scraper with a bevelled edge serrated on one side, I0 small end-scrapers, one with tanged butt, 4 drills, 2, pigmy crescents, and 4 round-butted " Tardenoisian " implements, 2 small curved flakes respectively flaked on concave and convex sides, 2 irregular small flakes, one edge-flaked, round stone (kwe type) deeply grooved on one side, soft quadrate stone grooved on each face (? arrow-straightener). Presented by Mr. J.A. Swan. Specimens collected by donor in the Naga Hills, viz.: small ground stone celt, Konyak; 3 small tanged stone celts, Sema; one ditto, Lhota; engraved and burnt tobacco-pipe, Chang; wooden tobacco-pipe carved with human head and gibbons, Phom; patterned wristlet of plaited grass-work, blue cloth decorated with human figures and circles in coix seeds and cowries, worn by man who has taken a head, Kalyo-Kengyu; woven satchel with pellet-bells and bead-work, Konyak; woman's woven white belt with blue designs, Mikir. Two boyop ornamental brass waist-disks worn by unmarried girls under the skirt, Abor, Balek, Sadiya, Assam. Presented by Mr. C.R. Pawsey, I.C.S. Specimens collected by donor in New Guinea and elsewhere, viz.: 4 ground stone adze-blades, Dobudura; club with knobbed stone head, painted bark-cloth, trochus shell ? armlet, Binandere; long palm-wood sword-club, 2, long spears (carved barbs), bamboo bau-bau, tobacco-pipe with burnt dcsigns, ditto for ceremonial use, painted bark-cloth, necklet of banana seeds, pig-tusk pendant, Orokaiva; "nest" of twill-work baskets, woman's fringe-skirt, rami, Trobriand Islands; ditto, Suau; necklet of nassa shells, Biagi; ceremonial belt and 2 armlets, gana of plaited grass, latter with orchid-stem embroidery, Koiari: all New Guinea. Two Sudanese daggers worn on the fore-arm, curved Dervish dagger, Omdurman; broad horn-handled dagger with sheath, Senegal; red woollen (? amuletic) horse-frontal with cowrie ornament, Homs; copper- and silver-inlaid brass plate with "Solomon's seal" design, copper- and silver-inlaid brass tobacco-box made of German shell-cases, 5 engraved brass bowls, Damascus. Presented by Mr. V.A.C. Findlay.  Six small cotton-cloth squares used as currency (1920), Buton Island, Celebes. Presented by Dr. and Mrs. Kaudern. Small elliptical flaked flint hammer, Mildenhall, Suffolk; ditto, one end scoured smooth, rough flint nodule made from a thick flake, flint flake with worked side-curved point, Beachy Head; flint nodule, one end flaked to an edge, Exceat; triangular flint hammer with blunt striking point, Litlington; flint-flake with worked side-curved point, Pig Dean: all Sussex. Almost circular flint-flake with 2 concave scrapers worked in the edge, Croxton, Norfolk; rough flint-flake nodule with used edge, Hobart, Tasmania. Presented by Mr. S.G. Hewlett, M.A. Imitation arrow-head of Ceylon quartz and 3 small imitation Tennessee River arrow-heads made by Fred Snare of Brandon, Suffolk, 1927; cast of the Neanderthal calvaria (1857); Chinese lady's shoes for " golden lily " feet; mandrake root carved as 2 human figures, Asia Minor, woman's cap with silk tassel, patterned hand-woven band, woman s velvet bag silver- embroidered, Iceland; woman's figured-silk cap, Faroe Islands; leaden vase with embossed human head, English; small shooting bow of open steel wire-work, brass-mounted (unknown use), European. Presented by Mr. H. Balfour, M.A., F.R.S., F.S.A. Open work basket tukohu for cooking in natural hot springs, Maori, New Zealand. Presented by Mrs. Staples Brown. Palaeolithic flint-flake picked up in Charing Cross Road, London. Small flint scraper, white clay wig-curler, University Parks; "duck-bill" scraper (? Aurignacian), scraper-chisel worked both sides, St. Edward's School Fields: all Oxford. Flint core with secondarily used edge, Fawley, Hants. Presented by Mr. Bruce M. Golclie, M.A. Bamboo bow and quiver with 2 arrows, native arrow poison, short chopping-sword and sheath, ditto with silver-mounted heath, model of wooden plough and yoke, hafted iron digging-hook, large shallow (?winnowing) basket-tray, narrow-necked basketry creel, small twilled basket, 2, shallow basketry bowls, round pottery food-dish, turned wooden cup, lidded round butter-box, gourd of which water-flasks are made; bamboo cup, drinking-vessel, straining-tube, water-bucket) and spoon; band with swastika and other designs in colour, 3 samples of native cotton cloth woven in patterns, necklet with 3 large beads, ditto of glass, turquoise, carnelian, &c., beads and canine teeth pendants, 2 large silver ear-pendants with inset coral balls and turquoise, brass finger ring with turquoise bezel, bamboo 4-stop flute and double flageolet, ditto jews' harp, ditto tube with basal spike to hold offerings to spirits, 3 Lamaistic Lapcha books written on native-made paper, Lapcha, Sikkim. Silver-mounted trumpet of human thigh-bone, repousse silver-edged drinking bowl of human calvaria, copper and brass repousse incense-burner, tin-lined spouted vessel of copper and brass, S. Tibet. Long fishing spear with barbed iron head, Dhal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir. Presented by Mrs. C. de Beavoir Stocks. Ovate quartzite (pebble) implement flaked on one side, Krachi; rough "neolithic" stone celt, notched pebble (? net sinker), stone meal-grinder and pestle: all Gold Coast, W. Africa. Columnar block of conglomerate recognized by natives as a god when dug up, Nkatekwan; round block of similar stone found near Kpanday, and regarded as emblem of the god Bruku: both Togoland. Presented by Mr A.W. Cardinal. Large coil basket-work ghi pot with conical lid and leather fringe and cowrie ornament taken from the camp of the "Mad Mullah", Jidali Fort, B. Somaliland, after bombardment (1920). resented by Capt. M. F. Murphy, M.O., K.A.R. Three poisoned spikes of wood and iron set in ground as man-traps, Mumuye, N. Nigeria. Presented by Mr. G. V. de Boissiere. Specimen.s collected by donor on Eddystone Island, Solomon Islands,viz. 2 pieces of bark-cloth worn by women, 14 arrows of palm-leaf mid-rib "feathered" with the leaf, 2 bonito fish-hools of pearl-shell with turtle-shell points, boar's tusk smoothing tool, cyrena bivalve used as depilating forceps. Presented by Mr. G.C. Wheeler. Specimens collected by the late J. S. Jameson (H.M. Stanley Congo Expedition) on the Congo and in S. Africa and elsewhere, viz.: 2 bark quivers containing bone-headed poisoned arrows and poison spatula, small quiver of same type (?for arrow points), cylindrical wooden box containing (?Poison) grubs, Kalahari Bushmen, S. Africa. Long wooden-handled knife, knife with sinew-bound wooden sheath, similar sheath with wire binding, 2 small ogee-bladed knives with handles and sheaths wire-bound, small ditto sheath-knife with handle and engraved blade in one piece, grass-work spoon for skimming beer, cake of native tobacco, 12 snuff-boxes of small gourds, four with brass wires and one with tinfoil ornament, long narrow gourd ditto, cylindrical engraved bamboo ditto, 3 ditto of rhinoceros horn, 2 ditto of buffalo horn, 1 ditto with brass wire overlay and small sheath-knife on a thong, 2 four-legged wooden bowls, sansa musical instrument with shell jingles and gourd resonator, engraved bamboo ? ear ornament, small bag of trade-bead work, engraved bone and ivory divining tablets: all probably Mashonaland. Short sword with leather-covered sheath, with curved engraved blade and wire-bound horn grip; copper and brass powder-flask with revolving valve and plaited sling, ? N. Africa. Leather-sheathed broad dagger with steel-mounted horn handle and belt, sheath of similar dagger, small round hide-shield with punched designs, ?Somaliland. Copper and brass powder-flask with sliding valve, ?Arab or ?N. India. Knob-headed club, ?E. Africa. Iron stitching-awl in decorated wooden sheath with beaded suspension thong, carved wooden snuff-box, 7 wooden spoons with burnt ornament, carved wooden pipe-bowl lined with iron, 5 engraved and 7 facetted brass bracelets, 3 armlets of brass-beaded wire, S. Africa. Three long wooden spoons with whitened grooved ornament, 2 armlets of iron wire, E. Africa. Ladle with coco-nut-shell bowl similarly ornamented, ?Zanzibar. Wooden clapper-bell, Aruwimi; 2 wickerwork and seed rattles on wooden handles, ?Sankuru: both Congo State. Necklet of native brass and iron beads, ?Bechuana or Mashonaland. Drum with peg-fixed membrane and cylindrical wooden tripod body, no locality. Presented by the Contessa Pes di Villamarina. Specimens from the same collection from Borneo, and North,South, and Equatorial Africa, viz.: 3 krises (two with flamboyant blades), chopping sword with curved blade and wooden grip, ditto with heavy blade and horn grip, N. Borneo. 2 mandau swords with deer-antler grips, concavo-convex bladed knife with wood and carved bone handle, Kayan; 7 reed pipes of a mouth-organ showing brass free-reeds,&c., Kenniah; bamboo quiver with blow-gun darts, pith, &c.: all Sarawak. Seven ball-headed rhinoceros horn clubs, 2 wooden ditto, 2 long spears, with spud butts, axe with T-shaped blade, ? Matabeleland; ogee-bladed dagger with carved wooden sheath and grip, Matabeleland; 2 ditto knives in wooden sheaths, small ditto in wire-bound sheath, 3 iron-tongued musical instruments of sansa type, ?Mashonaland; 2 large tanged leaf-shaped hoe blades, 7 carved wooden head-rests, Mashonaland; 2 bows, hide quiver, and 7 poisoned bone-headed arrows, Bushman, Kalahari. Small bow with cane string, Congo Pygmy. Two ogee-decorated war-knives with copper-bound grips, Upotu; long narrow sword: both Stanley Falls. Many-bladed throwing-knife, ogee-decorated dagger with copper-sheathed handle, leaf-bladed dagger; two long ogee-bladed spears, ?Aruwimi; wooden narrow-bladed carved paddle, Aruwimi; 3 heavy ivory pestles, ivory bark-cloth beater; cruciform ingot of copper (currency), Kassongo; 2 small wooden figures of men, 3 side-blast ivory trumpets: all Congo. Wooden head-rest, ?Somaliland. Small axe (tanged blade), no locality. Leather-covered brass-studded powder-flask, ?Morocco; cow-horn ditto brass-mounted, Morocco. Presented by Mrs. MacDonnell. Grey pottery pipe-bowl, Dimeh mound; annular pottery net-sinker, Fayum, Egypt. Native-made iron scissors, Luatala, Tanganyika; 4 silver votive plaques (human figures), Athens. Presented by Mr. G. Carline. Hide-sheathed knife with trifurcated end and carved wooden handle, ? Gabun, W. Africa; dagger with flamboyant blade and bone grip, N. India; carved wooden ushabti, Egypt. Presented by Major Melville Lee. Model of primitive plough, Belorado, Spain. Presented by Mrs. R. Aitken. Specimens collected by donor in Sarawak, Borneo, viz.: 2 conical calamus-thorn fish-traps, Kanowit R.; 9 thorn fish-hooks, carved bamboo tobacco-box, hand fire-drill apparatus, 4-stop bamboo nose-flute, ditto with red and black spiral design, Rejang R.; 3-stop ditto with carved designs, Balingian R.; 4-stop ditto with crocodile engraved, Oya R. Presented by Mr. H. Jacques. Collection of 18 ivory bracers for archer's left wrist, 13 engraved (16th-18th cent.), French; archer's right-hand glove and 2 finger-stalls, Japan; archer's white jade thumb-ring set with turquoise, ?Persia; ditto of silver with ?jade setting, ? India; brass-mounted steel wire-work bow, ?French; bronze quatrefoil pendant with design of archer, tree, and deer, no locality; cast-bronze relief panel of Cupids with bows, ?French or Flemish; large socketed barbed iron arrow-head from churchyard (1850), Southwell Minster, Notts. Four bronze socketed arrow-heads, Ancient Greek; 2 flint tanged and barbed arrow-heads, Icklingham; I ditto, I ditto single-barbed, North Stow: all Suffolk: 2 ditto, Ireland. Three triple-pronged objects (called bow-pullers), Etruscan, ?Italy; fossil tooth of Carchalodon, Malta. Carved ivory plaque (? St. Sebastian), 13th cent.; carved curved ivory cylinder (scrolls and flowers): both no locality. Presented by Mr. C.J. Longman, M.A. Specimens collected by donor in the Garo Hills, Assam, viz.: 5 grooved bark-cloth beaters, 3 (woman's) indigo loincloths red and white striped, 2 (man's) loin-cloths (same colours), 3 (woman's loin-cloths of blue and red cotton white-patterned, one edged with a triple row, another with one row of shell beads. Presented by Mr. G.D. Walker, I.C.S. Large triple-necked brass water-carrier with repousse designs, Hausa or Fulani, N. Nigeria (1895). Presented by Mrs. H.R. Phillips. Rosary of 19 large rounded ?seed-pods, China. Presented by Dr. C.G. Seligman, M.D., F.R.S. Two carved ball-headed clubs (ula), almond-shaped stone adze-blade, 2 boars' tusks of almost circular growth (armlets), Fiji Islands. Two vase-shaped ornaments of tree-fern stem with patterns of natural graining (European), ? Australia. Presented by Miss M. F. Hiron. Two ground stone celts, Pusupusu; 3 ditto, Amanful; 6 ditto, Insuta; quartz disk with small drilled hole, Kibbi; piece of coarse white bark-cloth, Kyen Kyen: all Gold Coast. Seventy-seven cire-perdue cast bronze and brass gold weights, Coomassie; bundle of leather-wrapped magic cords used as an amulet in a Court trial, hollow pear-shaped iron gong used at weddings, carried on the thumb, with ring striker, decorated iron chopping knife sumnan or fetish (? from Sefwe, Gold Coast), Obuassi; 2, old pottery pipe-bowls, Insuta: all Ashanti, W. Africa. Small round box moulded from animal tissue, Timbuctoo. Two "horse-brasses" on leather flaps, Scarborough. Presented by Capt. R. P. Wild. Series of "horse-brasses" on leather with maker's name, Wigtownshire. Presented by Dr. Oliver H. Wild. Eight highly patinated flint artefacts from foreshore, Cromer, Norfolk. Presented by Mr. J. Reid Moir. Six small brass pots with styles for paints said to be used by the Ogboni secret society (? in Ife), Ibadan, S. Nigeria. Presented by Mr. J.G. Cary. Stone implements and potsherds collected by donor in Pietermaritzburg district, Natal, viz.: 34 quartzite, shale, &c., implements of Lower Palaeolithic type, large quartzite axe-like implement, small pointed ovate shale ditto, quartzite ditto, a thick flake with edges alternately bevelled, 2 pointed leaf-shaped flake ditto, narrow ditto ditto flaked over one side, 2 pointed broad-based ditto, 2 long narrow shale flakes bevel flaked to a point, broad shale-flake serrated on one edge, 9 quartzite and shale flakes, rough pointed ovate shale implement (Chellean type) not rolled, rough triangular flake with concave scraper worked on an edge, 21 shale and quartz flakes more or less worked, pointed-ovate "Chellean" shale implement, rough thick round nodule flaked all over, large quartzite flake pointed-ovate "Chellean" implement, rough shale pointed-ovate "Chellean" ditto, short thick quartzite ditto flaked all over, 2 marginally flaked sub-rectangular shale fragments, pointed shale flake, small flaked elliptical quartz blade, neat leaf-shaped quartz-flake with edges bevelled to a point, small arrow-like leaf-shaped shale blade, quartzite "Chellean" ovate flaked all over, rough unfinished "Chellean " core implement, shale flake with racloir-like edge, worked shale-flake point with margins flaked, small flake implement roughly bevelled to a point, ditto of bottle-glass, worked edge of a shale ditto, broken shale blade worked over one side and edge-trimmed on the other, 2 pointed shale flakes with one edge worked, used shale flake, semi-lunar shale blade with convex edge flaked both sides, shale flake neatly bevel-flaked to a point, half a thin sub-rectangular shale palette with surfaces ground smooth, 19 sherds of ancient native pottery mostly engraved, sherd of modern native pottery. Presented by Mr. C.G. Bliss. Brass "devil-dagger" set with sham turquoise, Tibet. Presented by Master W. Buchan. Selection of objects recently excavated at Gerar, Palestine, viz.: set of 5 serrated flint-flakes from a reaping hook, XIX dynasty; set of 6 ditto with remains of plaster setting, Hyksos; long oval quernstone, conoidal rubbing-stone, pottery loom-weight, 2 red-ware jugs with buff slip, small ditto vase with 2 rudimentary handles, red ware bowl, pottery saucer-lamp with folded lip, part of broken ditto, bronze hook for netting, 2 ostrich-shell fragments, 2 sea - shells. Presented by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Woman's leather skirt with bead and cowrie ornament, Nubia; palm-leaf fly-whisk, Egypt. Also the following from S. Africa made by natives with trade beads, viz.: 2, cylindrical waist belts spirally ornamented, twisted fibre-work belt inset with red and blue panels, triple-flap neck ornament, oblong sporran of hide bead-edged with brass-studded upper edge and bead girdle, Basutoland. Four necklets, each with bead-work flap, openwork beaded collar fringed with abrus seeds, ditto collar, collar of small oblong flaps, collar of coloured bead strings, 4 necklaces with loop pendants, long triple string of beads, narrow flat band, ditto of variegated technique, very long string of large white beads with small triple bead spacers, similar small ditto, 2 fibre bead-wound armlets, 2 armlets of black and white and blue and white beads respectively, one with binding, the other leather spacers, mirror in round box with bead overlay, 2 small bone spoons with strigil handles, 2 carved wooden beer-straining spoons. The following stone implements from near Ficksburg, Orange Free State-Basutoland border, viz.: small leaf-shaped blade with under-surface flaked over, large ditto pointed both ends, 5 small broad flakes edge-flaked to a point (Moustierian type), leaf-shaped quartzite blade roughly flaked on both surfaces, rough chalcedony flake one edge flaked to a bevel, chalcedony flake the end similarly worked, thin quartz flake edges trimmed on alternate surfaces, chalcedony flake similarly trimmed, flake-bevelled edge of broken implement, 2 miniature "tortoise cores", 7 very small end-scrapers of agate, &c., 2 larger ditto, concave scraper of chalcedony, triple ditto (or perhaps single, trimmed for grip), miscellaneous flakes. Presented by Mrs. Guy Brunton. Specimens found in a rock-shelter, Gunong Pondok, Perak, Malay States, viz.: 3 rough unfinished "palaeoliths" of flaked boulder, 2 rough ovate ditto, rough discoidal ditto flaked over, 2 finger-pitted hammer-stones, stone pounder, 8 flakes struck from implements,cast of ground "protoneolithic"axe-blade, cast of ditto implement pointed both ends, 3 pieces of red paint-stone, 5 pieces of rude decorated pottery. Presented by the Museum, Taiping. Specimens collected by donor on surveying trips H.M.S. Dart and Penguin, c. 1894, viz.: wooden blow-gun with spear-head, and bamboo quiver of darts, &c., brass-mounted steel-bladed spear, lead-mounted spear with sheath, B. N. Borneo; wooden sword with shark-tooth edging, ?Kingsmill Islands; small wooden shield with carved black designs, paddle of Buka type with carved and painted bird-crescent design, Solomon Islands; stone adze-blade, pudding-stirrer made from a paddle, coco-nut water-pot with pearl-shell eyes, 3 engraved bamboo lime-boxes, pearl-shell food-scraper, crescentic neck pendant, eringi, ditto of tridacna shell on plaited grass cord, blackened wooden seated figure, New Georgia. Solomon Islands; piece of kava root on a cane-strip, comb of bamboo, fibre-bound and decorated with beads, Tonga Islands; comb with ornamental grass-work binding, ?Congo R., C. Africa. Presented by Admiral Monro. Specimens from Malta collected by Prof. Zammit, viz.: I7 sherds of plain and decorated neolithic pottery, 2 sherds of neolithic pottery with dotted-line ornament perhaps made with the edge of a fossil shark-tooth, Hal Tarkien. Neolithic flint end-scraper, ditto round stone (? for offerings), 2 series of ancient ?shell beads, fragment of ancient textile fabric, ditto mounted on a slide, valve of arca shell. Presented by R.R. Marett, D.Sc. Implements used by potters, Paluaama, N. Ceylon, viz.: wooden mallet for betting outer side of wheel-shaped pots, stone held inside opposite the mallet, knobbed stick (same use) for narrow-mouthed pots, comb for streaking the inside of certain pots. Presented by Mr. A.M. Hocart, M.A. A collection made prior to 1845 by Charles Jackson, F.R.S., viz.: short-barrelled English percussion gun with powder-flask and all accessories, box of Eley's central-fire revolver cartridge cases, 2 English swordsticks, silver-mounted Turkish sword ("Kopis" type), English officer's sabre, pair of lady's black-japanned spurs. Presented by Miss Hatchett Jackson. Old basket of fine technique with lock and hinged lid, Ceylon; shell-shaped lidded box of bamboo-root elaborately carved, amulet-sword made of "cash", China; engraved brass pen-case, ?Turkish; 2, bronze clapper bells ("cow-bell" shape), ?Burma; brass ?clapper-bell with dorje handle and reliefs, ?Darjiling; yoni-shaped copper vessel, carved teak figure of Bagawathu (Devi), India; brass-mounted pottery hukha bowl, ? Persia; 2 copper and brass lidded incense burners, Persia; bead-covered gourd snuff-box, A'Kamba, B. E. Africa; copper bowl with ring, dug up at Hastings; brass-mounted pocket compass and sundial, brass powder-flask with relief ornament, late 18th cent.; baby's white cap exquisitely worked: English. Presented by Mrs. Weldon. Two large "wheel" traps with wooden spokes and hide noose, for elephant, &c., two small ditto for gazelle, Turkana, E.C. Africa. Presented by Colonel O.F. Watkins. Bamboo jews' harp, Java or Malay States; small xylophone of hard wood, Tien Tung, China; cylindrical kokkara, musical rasp, with serrated edges, S. India. Presented by Mr. H.G. Beasley. Four fragments of textiles from a prehistoric village, Robenhausen, Switzerland. Presented by the British Museum. Three iron throwing-spears with hide-covered shafts, E.C. Africa; spud-butted spear with semi-socketed blade, Cent. E. Africa; string of round lengths of pith ("Kaffir calendar"), Natal; elaborate horsewhip containing a dagger, S. America; bone-bladed spear, no locality. Presented by Mr. H. Bompas, M.A. Two silver and silver-gilt filigree plaques for women's hair, Novara, Piedmont; 4 spadini silver hair-plait pins for women's elaborate coiffures, a zoccoli clog-sandal, Lombardy; round plaited fan for fanning fires, Balearic Islands. Presented by Miss E. Canziani. Finely made locket-chain, small gold and hair-work lyre-shaped memorial brooch, engraved gold thimble, all early 19th cent. English. Presented by Mrs. C.E. Barrett-Leonard. Three emergency war-currency pieces (5 and 10 centimes), Flanders area, N.E. France, and W. Belgium. Presented by Mr. A. Williamson. Three large hand-made red-ware bowls with painted white designs, lidded cooking-pot of similar ware, small pottery cooking-stove, B.N. Borneo. Presented by General Sir Neill Malcolm. Jointed reed blow-gun in three lengths, palm-wood bow with shouldered ends, Cuna tribe, Panama. Presented by Baron E. Nordenskiold, Goteborgs Museum. Appliances used by potters of Sokoto, N. Nigeria, viz.: large clay mould in concavity of which a clay "pancake" is beaten out with 2 pottery pounders, clay on millet-stalk for patching pot-flaws, clay ball as prepared for making pot neck and lip, and strip of goatskin for smoothing them, ribbed cord for making "cord" pattern below the neck, baobab seeds for polishing the red slip-covered surface, round pottery rubber coated with smooth slip. Presented by Mr. W.E. Nicholson. Specimens collected by donor in S. America and Ashanti, viz.: model of cayopo triple balsa raft constructed for goods transport downstream, coca-chewing outfit of leaves, sweet bark, wood-ash, horn, and spatula, Benri R., Bolivia; necklet of brown seeds, ditto black seeds, bones and shell, ditto black seeds and teeth, ditto animals' teeth, ?armlet of fish vertebrae, 2 jaguar canines, alligator tooth, fish-spine, Putumayo R., Brazil; 3 skins of rupicola, 2 of spoon-bills, 2 toucan breasts, small heron's breast, S. America; 12 brass gold-weights, 2 pottery tobacco-pipe bowls in bird-and human form, Bekwai, Ashanti. Presented by Mr. A.J. Chivers. Double 6-stop flageolet of reed played with the nostrils, Balipara Frontier, Assam. Presented by Captain P.A. Nevill. Two bamboo jews' harps, Khasi; 4-string wooden lute (body and neck one piece), resonator covered with monitor skin and head carved with an elephant, monochord instrument with 2 bridges and 6 frets carved from the solid with gourd resonator and vine-stem string, Lyngngam: all Assam. Presented by Mr. Hari Blah. Eight primitive clarinets of reed-stem, one with reed tongue inserted, the others cut out of the tube, Iviza, Balearic Islands. Presented by Colonel Ysasi. Objects collected by the donor in the Naga Hills, Assam, viz.: 7 stone celts from 4 localities; oval stone pounder with finger pits, Konyak; large bamboo cross-bow in wooden stock, Chang or Konyak; 6 cross-bow arrows with palm-spathe feathering short iron-bladed ditto with spathe ' feathering", iron weeding-hoe with Y-shaped haft, Chang; toy cross-bow, bamboo box with fishing outfit of line, hooks, and iron for making latter, boy's imitation " tail " of cow-horn with reed fringe, and bark belt, bark head-bands hung up for use of the dead, Naked Rengma; rough bamboo war-javelin with spathe "feathering", iron-bladed palm-wood spear with dyed hair-tufts and bristles, stuck in a corpse to indicate the head-taker, bamboo club kept in the lnorung for sectional fights, percussion gun with roughly made lock, native powder in bamboo tube and native-made cay, loop-handled pot covered with criss-cross grooves strengthened with cane-strip lacing, basket with tump-line ornamented with 3 wooden heads, bamboo drinking chunga with burnt (figure and animal) commemorative designs hung on basket containing deceased's skull at the funerary feast, Konyak; two iron spears respectively asserted to be (and denied as being) tribute from Semas to Rengmas and vice versa; 8 bullet-bow bullets of clay, large (46 cm.) broad-oval pottery jar, bamboo bird-scarer (spring clappers), model of the same, tube of poison made of wild cat dung, feathers, &c., for putting in food, boys' imitation ceremonial spear of wood, miniature bamboo spear, cross-bow and quiver from a cenotaph, Angami; running noose for catching fish, bow-like bamboo bird-scarer with swinging clapper, complete model of ditto, bow part of similar object, witness' finger-tip cut off and produced in Court to substantiate his evidence, Sema; round basketry tray with pedestal, ? Sema; calamus-lined bamboo fish-trap, Thado; small elephant tusk (heirloom), Thado Kuki; tanged hoe with curved blade, native smith's iron-headed hammer and bamboo spring-tongs, bamboo pop-gun, spring-clapper (bird-scare) worked by a string, toy bull-roarer tied to a stick, Sangtam; spatulate beater and resistance-stone for pot-making, globular long-necked pottery flask, globular pot with relief cord-like band pattern, 4 similar smaller burial pots, ornamented ossuary urn, decorated urn which contained a woman's skull and large urn for skull and bones of dead (both from granaries), spatulate hair-cutting mallet used with dao, 10 tobacco-pipes of black pottery, some with double bowls,wooden dug-out child's coffin found in jungle, miniature dao, cross-bow and arrows from a house-grave, Kalyo-Kengyu (Karami); 4 iron-bladed agricultural daos, Bhoi; bamboo bull-roarer, Khasia Hills; fork-ended wooden shuttle, wooden imitation mithan horn, Nzemi Kacha; bamboo drinking chunga left on site of a ceremony in jungle, Lhota; mango-seed case for chewing quid, Kuki; cane-work helmet formerly worn in riots and tiger or leopard hunting, successful head-hunter's head-dress with wooden " buffalo-horns", warrior's large fan-shaped ornament of bamboo " spear-heads " worn on the back, Memi-Angami; miniature funerary reed-shield with spears, dao, cross-bow, and arrows from a grave, Karaura village: all Assam. Also horse-hair fishing nooses strung on a line across a stream, Kangra, Punjab. Presented by J.H. Hutton, D.Sc., C.I.E.

Ceremonial adze with carved haft, Mangaia; whip of stingray tail, syrinx with 20 pipes, Solomon lslands; pair of bronze models of musicians playing drums and gongs, Burma; bronze steelyard weight, and handle with female head (both Roman), small spiral~ridged amphora vase, ditto glazed jug, excavated in Fenchurch Street, London; 3 stone axe-blades, St. Vincent, W. Indies; 2 spear-throwers, Queensland; paddle with pointed blade, Ainu; brass-mounted club-staff, India; small wooden club, Fiji Islands; carved and painted window with translucent shell panes, China; model of a Japanese house. Specimens collected by Mr. S. G. Hewlett, viz.: 6 stone and obsidian blades, broad flake with bevelled edge, tanged scraper, plano-convex flake blade, Japan and Hokkaido; large worked "Tardenoisian" flint crescent, small stone ditto, 3 flakes with worked diagonal ends, several small worked and unworked flakes of agate, &c., 2 small flint "Gravette point" drills, narrow flint-flake worked on one edge, 4 small chalcedony, &c., cores, India; 4 "mesolithic" crescentic implements, 3 ditto with slant ends, narrow curved flake worked on one edge and used on the other, small slightly trimmed flakes, flake with a serrated edge, Helwan; narrow slatey stone ground chisel, Thebes: all Egypt. Two " coup de burin " Madelainean flakes, Dordogne; ground ovoid neolithic celt, Brittany; flint borer, ditto with small point, Scotland; 2 flakes found in a barrow with a barbed arrow-head (1853), Yorkshire; pottery spindle-whorl (Terramara site), Italy; ditto, no locality; large pottery ring, Cambridgeshire; bone needle made by collector with flint implements. Thirty-one worked discoidal ?missile implements, 12 pick-like implements (Campignyan facies), 2I end-scrapers, 2 tanged ditto, 2 narrow-ended ditto, 2, rough scrapers showing reflaking, end-scraper with serrated edge, 23 wide-butted drills and reamers, rough flint reamer, 2 borers with very wide butts, 3 small drills, 2 flakes bevelled to a point, sub-rectangular flake with angle worked to a curved point, narrow plano-convex flake, rough flint ball flaked over, part of an early pottery handle with punched A pattern, Beachy Head; 3 small rough drills, 2 rough discoidals flaked out of broken stone celts, Beachy Head and elsewhere; 6 rough flaked discoidal implements (?missiles), 1 straight and 4 curved double-pointed implements, 2 rough end-scrapers, 8 flint drills and reamers wide butted (one curve-pointed), 3 rough reamers (2 double-ended), large broad flake, flaked on one edge to an obtuse point, 2 leaf-shaped arrow-heads, very rough concave-based flake ditto, abraded flake with high polish, natural flint cup with handle with inner rim worked to adapt it for use, flake struck from a broken celt: all from S. Downs, Sussex. Ten small rough pottery cups, 3 fragments of pots, 3 small round flat ground stone disks, one larger ditto; prehistoric, Sa Mola, Minorca. Short broad-based sword with tapering fluted blade (" anelace " type) and bone grip, Italy (Stevens). Large granitic axe or adze blade flaked all over, New Guinea; small stone adze blade with bevelled edge, small shouldered ditto ground at cutting edge, small adze or chisel blade, the under surface partly flaked, large narrow stone chisel tapering both ends, small narrow basalt chisel, long rounded pebble hammer, oval grooved stone plummet, New Zealand; rough axe blade ?of pebble-flake with hafting notches, ditto of sandstone, finely flaked tanged arrow-head, Japan; 1 triangular and 2 crescentic pygmy "Tardenoisian" implements, India. Chellean round-butted pick, Galley Hill, Kent; ditto triangular cross-section, flint end-scraper with finely flaked edge, roughly tanged ditto, "duck-bill" scraper with upper surface flaked, tabular ground tanged celt, rounded and polished at the edge, flint end-scraper with bevelled edges, small circular scraper bevelled all round, flint concave scraper pointed at distal end, tanged arrow-head without surface flaking, 3 leaf-shaped ditto worked all over, 4 tanged and barbed ditto, triangular knife ? worked over one face, 3 ditto with one blunt point for hafting, 2 small chisels with rounded ends, large axe-like implement made of a huge flint-flake (?Chelleo-Acheulian), 2 racloirs and 2 “Moustierian points", ?Neolithic implement with notched lateral margins, Suffolk; thin, finely flaked leaf-shaped arrow-head, triangular ripple-flaked ditto, curious unsymmetrical tanged and barbed ditto, Norfolk; small thin ovate blade (? Acheulian), 5 flint implements of tranchet- type (2 tanged), 5 ditto with wide lateral notches, ditto made of a broken neolithic celt, 3 pointed implements with wide bases (? reamers), long narrow sharp borer, flaked sinker with natural hole, 2 quartzite pebble hammers with finger-pits, flaked narrow flint celt notched on a lateral margin, unground ovoid neolithic celt, ditto pointed at one end, small flaked celt made from a piece of ground celt, flint end-scraper made from flake from a celt, flaked flint implement tapering to both ends one being trimmed to a cutting-edge, neolithic ovoid flint celt flaked over with broad end heavily polished and rounded, bilobed sandstone weight with medial groove, thick flint end-scraper, ditto with the edge reflaked, flint ditto, combined flint-flake " duck-bill" scraper and chisel, ditto ditto of finer make, 3 triangular knives with one blunt point for hafting, pointed fusiform flaked flint implement (? sling-stone), Sussex; steatite sling-stone pointed each end, ? New Caledonia (Hewlett). Twelve bronze weights mostly bird-shaped, dug up at the Ruby Mines, Upper Burma (Wheler). Six bronze figures of musicians, Burma (Rosenberg). Single-edged rapier with cross-and counter-guard; sheathed dagger with alternately bevelled edges, II feathered arrows, 9 having socketed iron heads, Congo State; doll made of 3 fruit- shells, Africa; iron forceps, &c., on a chain, ? Nigeria; wooden tobacco-pipe with gourd water-chamber, Nyasaland; ditto with double stem and bowl, wooden staff with snuff-box linked to it all carved from the solid, dance-girdle of cocoons containing pellets, Kaffir; carved bamboo pipe-stem, B. N. Borneo; carved and painted paddle, Buka, Solomon Islands; small shark-tooth cutting tool, Gilbert Islands; bamboo blow-gun, Japan; combined bichwa and bakhnakh; sword with Z-like end, long painted curved copper trumpet, India (Hooper). Bone-pointed palm-wood spear with feather- and cane-work decoration, solid wooden ditto double-bladed, 2 long bamboo feathered arrows, 9 ditto with bone and/or ray-spine or wooden heads, 2 wristlets of close spiral string-work, neck ornament of cotton-string with feathers, Tocantins R. and tribes., N. Brazil ("Cirio House"). Finely carved old lidded box, Maori, New Zealand (Godfrey). Specimens collected in E. Africa by the late Rev. W.E. Taylor, 1882-90, viz.: ball-headed throwing-club, Shilluk; man's cowrie-covered conical hat, Dinka; woman's beaded goatskin skirt, carved figure of warrior, trophy ornament of lion-teeth, ostrich-shell bead armlet, 5 wooden ear-pegs and an ear-plug, grooved ear-lobe ring, ear-pendant of horn with chains, necklet of scented wood-sections, ditto of bark-rolls, copper-wound ditto with chain pendants, beaded hide collar with chain ditto, wooden spoon, double ditto, ball-headed club, iron-bladed axe, small rhinoceros-hide-handled sheath knife, Wa Chaga; boy's grooved horn ear-lobe ring, elliptical ivory brow ornament, neck of cord-wound trade-beads, 2 wooden snuff-flasks with tweezers, boy's iron razor, ?Wa Chaga; 2 large ornamented grooved ear-lobe ornaments, Wa Chaga and Masai; horn elbow-armlet, warrior's ivory armlet, beaded hide belt, brass-and copper-beaded hide collar, bead-covered hide- and iron-wire collar with chain pendants, necklet of string-work, ditto of brass beads with crystal pendant, ditto of beaded hide, ditto with pendant chains, 4 ball-headed clubs, sheath knife with carved wooden handle, Masai; 2 long clubs, khombe beer-straining tube, Uganda; ball-headed rhinoceros-horn club (?Wa Chaga), curved sheath-knife with root (medicine) attached to cure snake-bite, pair of woman's wooden sandals, wooden oboe, Swaheli; slender club with fusiform head, carved wooden snuff-box with lion-claw on chain, kudu-horn trumpet, pellet-bell anklets to scare wild beasts, amulet of 2 lion-claws, B.E. Africa; 2 wire-covered wooden snuff-flasks on chains, wooden ditto with horn centre, wire-wound antelope horn containing magical objects, necklet of spiral wire links, Akamba; short sword (… type), ?Nyika; 2 pairs of iron tweezers on chains, Wa-Nyamwezi; small grooved horn ear-lobe ring, hide-covered gourd snuff-box, Arusha; 2 carved wooden ditto, Useguha; long-oval pellet-bell for dancer's leg, necklet with gourd-tip pendants containing "medicine", 3 elephant-tail hair armlets, 3 giraffe hair armlets with beads, Kenya; initiate's elephant-hoof armlet, black seed necklet, Giryama; hide necklet of imitation pellet-bells, Ukanbani; child's plaited palm-leaf rattle, ? E.C. Africa; side-blast shell war-trumpet, wooden head-rest, Somali; tooth-cleaning sticks, Suakim; ebony-handled sheathed dagger worn on fore-arm, Dervish, E. Sudan (Mrs. Taylor). Pottery funerary statuette of a squatting female harpist, Tang dyn., China (Chivers). Specimens from the Rev. A. Young's collection, viz: flint celt flaked over, N. Ireland; I2 ground stone celts, Co. Monaghan; steep-edged end-scraper, 3 flakes with upper side flaked over, 6 flint arrow-heads of various types, sharp-pointed worked flake, broader ditto, 2 tanged flake lance-heads, 2 trimmed flakes rounded by use, flake with surface glossed, circular sandstone object pitted on each side, deer antler ground as a tool, ancient hone-stone, Co. Fermanagh; copper celt with expanded edge, Co. Londonderry. Stone spindle-whorl, Flintshire; shell adze-blade, W. Indies; centrally perforated pottery sphere with ornamental band, lizard-like weathered flint no locality (Prof. Poulton).

Six steatite sling-stones, New Caledonia; 2, slings and a sling-stone, Spain (Mr. G. Carline, Bankfield Museum, Halifax, Yorks.). Four pigeon-whistles of wood, Java (Colonial Institute, Amsterdam) Ten spear-heads of hammered native copper of various types, grooved stone hammer with bent stick haft, ditto without haft, S. Dacota; large grooved stone axe, Arizona (Beloit Museum, Wisconsin, U.S.A.).

Objects collected in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Assam(1926), viz.: Small bamboo bow with bird-arrow, bamboo blow- gun with feathered bird-dart, bamboo 6-stop flageolet, Kyeng; boy's bamboo bullet-bow, long bamboo blow-gun with feathered bird-dart, dao with engraved blade, dao-like knife with tiger-tooth handle, conical calamus-lined fish-trap, bamboo flexible-thong fire-making apparatus, forehead band and shoulder-crooks for weight carrying, cotton-cleaning bow and plectrum, wooden stick to roll up cotton for spinning, instrument for winding cotton on to weaving spools, wooden recessed weaving-shuttle, carved ditto with spool, bamboo netting-needle, 2 bamboo jews' harps, 6-stop transverse flute, 3 6-stop diaphragm flageolets, short 8-stop ditto, single 7-stop free-reed pipe, 3-string zither in crocodile form, carved wooden hairpin, man's striped white cloth with open-work border, 4 flat bamboo spikes (" crocodiles' teeth ") set over doors against evil spirits, S. Magh; 2, woman's coloured breast-cloths, ditto head-cloth, 6-stop transverse flute, bamboo flexible-thong fire-making set, N. Magh; bamboo blow-gun with feathered wooden dart, cotton-cleaning bowand carved plectrum, engraved bamboo cylinder-shuttle with spool, man's striped shoulder-cloth, woman's comb of bound bamboo splints, Tippera; toy blow-gun with feathered porcupine quill dart, noose bird-snare for ground, ditto for trees, bamboo flexible-thong fire-making set, cotton-cleaning bow and plectrum, long rod-spool shuttle, bamboo tube liquor-siphon with wooden angle, child's pop-gun for stones, top made of a bean with bamboo spinning gear, youth's 2 stop end-flute, 3-stop ditto, Pankhu Kuki; bird-snare for bamboo springe, small iron-bladed hoe, flexible-thong fire-making set, cotton-cleaning bow with plectrum, stick for rolling up cotton for spinning, cotton-spinning spindle with bean-whorl, siphon of bamboo tubes, drinking gauge for lowering into a liquor jar, tobacco-pipe with pottery bowl and gourd water-holder, ditto with bamboo stem, ditto wooden- bowled with metal mouthpiece, 2 6-pipe mouth-organs with gourd air-chambers, 2 zithers of canes strung with medially split and bridged lengths of cortex, fiddle with coco-nut shell body with brass-wire strings and bamboo bow, 2 ornamented bone hairpins, man's solid wooden hair-comb, man's necklet of yellow bead strings patterned with others, woman's coloured cloth skirt, Mro; bamboo flexible-thong fire-making set, man's patterned white head-band, man's colour-striped indigo cloth, man's colour-striped cloth with white patterning, Bongjugi Kuki; bamboo cylinder-shuttle inscribed, child's puzzle of string and bamboo, boy's " buzzer " of bamboo on a double cord, woman's breast-cloth, ditto skirt in colours, Chakma. Also the following collected in the Naga Hills, Assam, viz.: basket ornamented with carved wooden human heads and boars' tusks, ceremonial drinking horn (buffalo), man's basketry hat with horns and fringes, boy's necklet of seeds and dog-teeth, 2 human wooden figurines, Konyak; girl's toy wig, woman's blue and red skirt, Sema; iron-bladed hoe, symbolic cane and cotton funerary head, bamboo flexible-thong fire-making set, primitive reed-stem clarinet, man's coloured chequered waist-cloth, Hinduised Nagas; rayed threshing-bat, small basketry punji-quiver, boy's bone dao-carrier, orchid-skin for decorative use, bamboo liquor-spoon, stone-bowled bamboo tobacco-pipe, man's comb of bamboo splints, youth's ear-ornaments of feathers and pith, amuletic wooden models of ancient dao and spear for doorways, degenerate models of ditto, 2, bamboo transverse flutes, 2 ditto flageolets, unmarried man's patterned blue, red and white cloth, Merwangmai; bird-limed perch with bait-spike, weaver's carved thread-lifter, man's transverse flute, Plains Kabui; bamboo flexible-thong fire-making set, Kachari; bamboo bow, quiver and- assorted arrows, ancient dao with broad-ended blade, powder-horn with priming-horn, Thado Kuki; bamboo blow-gun with cotton-butted dart, ditto ditto for rats with retrieve-string, dao with curved blade and lacquered scabbard, conical calamus-lined fish trap, bamboo liquor-siphon with wooden angle, ditto weaving-shuttle, child's top (a bean), woman's cast-brass wristlets, bamboo zither with strings split off the cortex, ancient cast-brass vase with cane-work pattern, Kolang Kuki; bamboo siphon with ornamented cast-brass angle, sample of natural brown cotton, woman's blue-embroidered white skirt, man's white cloth striped with brown, Changsen Kuki; rich woman's red and blue striped cloth, baldric of blue and red cloth, Chang; woman's wide-striped cloth, ditto dark blue with coloured stripes, E. Angami; ditto of pale and dark blue, Ndrung Lhota; woman's red-banded blue cloth, man's coloured cloth with painted designs (animals, &c.) on central white band, rich man's red and blue cloth, 2 (man's and old man's) cloths, rich woman's shoulder-cloth, small boy's cloth given him on his third New-Year's Day, girl's ditto, hair-fringed red and blue shoulder-cloth worn by the rich, Ao; embroidered red and blue cloth of one who has done mithan sacrifice, Liye Lhota; rich woman's cloth with applique stripes and cowrie circles worn by wife or daughter of a ditto, Rengma, Lent by J.P. Mills, M.A., I.C.S. Two bronze and one iron arrow-head found on caravan route, Great Wall of China. Lent by S.G. Hewlett.


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