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Summary:
H000086 - 27/8/1894, rattle, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific
Item Name:
rattle
Label:
Pair of shell clappers used in mourning ceremonies. From Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Pacific. Probably collected on Cook's second voyage 1772-1775, when parts of at least 10 complete Tahitian mourning outfits were collected and the ceremonies further described and depicted in the journals of the voyage.
Keywords:
mourning
ceremony
Region:
Tahiti
Province/State:
Society Islands
Country:
French Polynesia
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
27/08/1894
Registration Number:
H000086
Associated Stories:
Cook collection - history of acquisition
Captain James Cook's Pacific Voyages
Cook Collection - Society Islands
Cook's Pacific Voyages - Trade and Exchange
Endeavour's Destinations 1769-1770