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In the late 19th century, Europeans had access to early souvenirs, such as sets representing concepts of different types of people that a visitor could encounter in Indian society. The...

Adze

Adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the blades...

Spear

Spears were the main fighting weapon on the Solomon Islands and were used for thrusting and throwing. They were usually made of palm wood and construction sometimes included multiple barbs...

Orchids

The Reverend William Keble Martin spent many years of his life collecting, studying and drawing plants. This drawing of plants in the orchid family is a preliminary plate for...

Knife

Based on earlier shark-tooth weapons, these knives were made for the export market. A scientific study of shark teeth on 19th century weapons has shown that certain species of shark...

Mints and dead-nettles

The Reverend William Keble Martin spent many years of his life collecting, studying and drawing plants. This drawing is a preliminary plate for inclusion in his book The Concise British...

Buddha

This seated Buddha is made of wood, and decorated with a gold pigment. The base is painted red. The Buddha is seated in Vajrasana (lotus), the left hand is in...