Inscribed, in red pencil, [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], lower left: Boy ['young man']: Lumut / Place: Tambunum ['Tambanam']; lower center: Age: 20-22; inscribed, on reverse, in red pencil, upper left to right: 1) (F)Pish ['fish'] / 2) Korn ['corn'] / 3) Mak belong hause tambaran ['design from a men's house'] / 4) Head belong ---- [meaning ditto (hause tambaran) from line above]['gable mask from a men's house'] / 5) Pul (canoe) ['paddle (canoe)'] / 6) Toro Shell (tortoise) ['tortoise shell']
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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