- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved animal
- Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Acquisition date
- December 08, 1951
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Raw material
- wood; pigment
- H: 59 mm W: 55 mm L: D: 240 mm Circum:
Wood carving of dugong or bird?; rectangular flat tail; pattern consisting of triangles, diamonds and parallel lines drawn on wood with black pigment. Registration number 2164 marked with pen and tag.
See dance paddle 753 and food container 2166 with similar geometric designs.
Part of a large group of objects donated to the University’s Anthropology Museum by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith. The objects were collected by his father Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith in the years 1893-1900 while he was employed as a Queensland government agent in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu [Mercer-Smith source file].