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canoe ornament
EO08161 and EO08162 One of two wooden, egg-shaped canoe ornaments with incised carving on both sides of each, remnants of coloured paint infill remaining. They are said to be tied to the prow of a canoe for magical purposes. They were probably traded from the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea. They were collected in about 1877 and presented by the Reverend S. Ella in 1898. (11x8.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Stuart Humphreys
 
Summary:
E008162 - 8/12/1898, canoe ornament, , Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
canoe ornament
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
08/12/1898
Registration Number:
E008162
Associated Stories:
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Images
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Canoe ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Canoe ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Canoe ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Canoe ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Canoe ornament. Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A wooden canoe ornament decorated with geometric designs and the remnants of coloured paint. It was said to be tied to the prow of a canoe for magical purposes. It was probably traded from the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea and was collected in Torres Strait in about 1887. It was then presented to the Museum by the Reverend S. jElla in 1898. (11x8.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
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EO08161 and EO08162 One of two wooden, egg-shaped canoe ornaments with incised carving on both sides of each, remnants of coloured paint infill remaining. They are said to be tied to the prow of a canoe for magical purposes. They were probably traded from the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea. They were collected in about 1877 and presented by the Reverend S. Ella in 1898. (11x8.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Stuart Humphreys
8:
Canoe ornament. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
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Canoe ornament. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown