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Blosseville, Jules Alphonse Rene Porret de, 1802-1833 :Costume de Louklouk. Nouvelle Irlande. Likiliki. [1826]

Reference Number: C-082-052

Ink drawing of a costume, consisting of a large pointed helmet and grass skirt worn by the men of New Ireland. The top is tall, four-sided and completed covers the head, resting on the shoulders, while the attached grass or reeds reach the man's knees. From the grass on the right appears the man's hand holding a long fine spear.

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Jules Alphonse Rene Poret Blosseville, New Ireland, Armour, Men - Papua New Guinea and Helmets.

Part of:
Chazal, Antoine 1793-1854 :[Watercolours and proof engravings and aquatints after drawings by Jules LeJeune for Duperrey's Voyage autour du monde ... Paris, 1822 - 1825], Reference Number C-082-001/130 (24 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s) on verso of pg 51Ink, 160 x 200 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-015444)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - J de Blosseville. ; Recto - left of image: notes by artist including, in ink, 'Voyage de la Coquille' and in pencil '35 poids de pesanteur' and 'la lance pointue ... 6 pieds' [references to the weight of the headdress shown and the length of the native lance]; also in ink above image, title, and to the right, in ink 'Nota. Les figures en noir doivent paraitre en blanc sure le trellis' [the figures in blank may appear in white on the grating, apparently a reference to the decorated eye-holes of the headdress shown]

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