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Place of origin

Carved wooden boomerang, with one end roughly triangular.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Carved wood
Brief description
Boomerang katari wood, Tirunelveli
Physical description
Carved wooden boomerang, with one end roughly triangular.
  • Length: 22.5in (outer curve) (Note: Taken from register)
Gallery label
Boomerang kattaree: wood, one end roughly rectangular; length on outer curve 22 1/2ins; Tinnevelly. 2835 I.S.(pre 1993)
Credit line
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879
Object history
As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.695
Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879
Bibliographic references
  • Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 81, Cat. No. 69
  • Egerton, Wilbraham, An illustrated handbook of Indian arms; being a classified and descriptive catalogue of the arms exhibited at the India museum: with an introductory sketch of the military history of India, London, 1880 p.81
Other numbers
  • 069 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 9,139-1855 - India Museum Slip Book
Accession number

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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