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Bark Cloth Beater

Object Number:2003-32-273
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 42.5 cm
Width: 4.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16114 - Other Number
132 (?) XX - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16114 - Other Number

Description

Bark cloth beater with a quadrangular, grooved striking end and a cylindrical, flared handle. Four striking surfaces with longitudinal grooves: 9, 15, 30, 29. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. Society Islands.

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