Inscribed, on reverse, in purple pencil, [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], upper left to right: San [underlined] ['young man name'] / 1 - Binatang belong Diwai ['insect from trees'] / 2 - Pisin belong water ['Bird from the river'] / 3. Sineik ['Snake'] / 4 - Guria (2) ['2 Victoria crested pigeons or goura pigeons'] / 5 - Kumul (2 Birds) ['2 Birds of paradise'] / 6. - Mak belong / Tumban ['Mark or design from the Ancestors']
Collected by Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles, California 1950; Harry A. Franklin Family, Los Angeles, California, 1983; given to present collection, 2008.
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