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1874 catalogue entry:
45. to 48. TAMARANGS. Australia. Showing a gradual increase in breadth.
Pitt Rivers Museum record:
General Description: Australian parrying shield, made of wood, incised decoration. Accession number: 1884.30.7 Continent: Australia Country: Australia Dimensions: L = 865 mm, W = 87 mm When collected: ?Prior to 1874 Other owners: Pitt Rivers sent this object to Bethnal Green Museum for display by ?early 1874. Notes:
Black book entry - Screen 2 5 Parrying shield 'Tamarang', shewing a gradual increase in width (48)
Delivery Catalogue II entry - Shields from different localities. Wood shield, tamarang. Australia 48
Accession Book IV entry - Tamarang of light wood of similar shape and cross-section, with curved surface ornamented with heavily impressed and grooved strongly waved lines. N Australia [Drawing]
Card Catalogue entry - ALF 48. North Australia. 48 = 5 black. Lenticular parrying stick tamarang, of light wood, cross section 'segment of circle' form; with curved surface ornamented with heavily impressed and grooved strongly waved lines. Original Pitt Rivers collection.
Written on object - (in white ink) "Tamarang", N Australia PR 48.
On printed label - 'Narrow shield Australia called tamarang' and another printed label '5'
Other information - Displayed in Bethnal Green and South Kensington Museums (V&A). The shield is decorated with incised lines.
PR number: 48
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