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Ship Ship

Model of H.M.S. Challenger, a ship-rigged corvette with an auxiliary steam engine which was used for the Oceanographic Expedition of 1872 - 1876, made by H.J. Boyd, Edinburgh

Clock Clock

Longcase astronomical regulator clock by John Shelton of London, dated 1756

Carving Carving

Carving of Maui, Koruru (mask) for the gable of a meeting house. Totara wood, painted red with haliotis (paua) shell inlay: Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand, Maori, by John Bevan Ford, 1993

Ear ornament Ear ornament

One of a pair of ear ornaments comprising alternate discs of white shell and black nut, with a terminal ring of white shell: Oceania, Micronesia, Caroline Islands, late 19th century

Ear ornament Ear ornament

One of a pair of ear ornaments comprising alternate discs of white shell and black nut, with a terminal ring of white shell: Oceania, Micronesia, Caroline Islands, late 19th century

Shoulder covering Shoulder covering

Shoulder covering of woven banana fibre with fringed ends: Micronesian, Caroline Islands, Yap, Fais Island

Armlet Armlet

Armlet consisting of a strip of dark tortoiseshell scored with ten parallel lines and bent round into the shape of a ring with overlapping ends: Micronesian, Caroline Islands, Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon

Vessel Vessel

Vessel, carved to represent a frigate bird, wood with plant fibre cord: Oceania, Micronesia, Caroline Islands, Yap Island, early 20th century

Dish Dish

Shallow oval dish of tortoiseshell: Micronesian, Caroline Islands, Palau (Pelew)

Shell money Shell money

Money comprising alternate discs of white shell and dark nut strung together on a fibre cord: Oceania, Micronesia, Caroline Islands, 19th century

Fish-hook Fish-hook

Fish-hook with pearl shell shank, bone barb, twisted bast lashings and white feather beard: Polynesian, Tuvalu

Fish-hook Fish-hook

Fish-hook with pearl shell shank, bone barb, twisted bast lashings and white feather beard: Polynesian, Tuvalu

Fish-hook Fish-hook

Fish-hook of pearl shell: Polynesian, Tuvalu

Outrigger canoe / model Outrigger canoe / model

Model outrigger canoe in white wood with sinnet stitching: Polynesian, Tuvalu, Nanumea

Sword Sword

Wooden sword with edges grooved and armed with shark's teeth secured with sinnet: Micronesia, Kiribati

Sword Sword

Sword with flat wooden blade edged with shark's teeth fastened with cord, and handle wrapped with leaf: Micronesian, Kiribati

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