364 Some Ethnoloi^ical Sugf^estions
Fig. 19. Ideograph of Frigate-bird in attitude of flight. Easter Island script tablet.
Fig. 19a. Figure of flying Frigate-bird cut upon a bamboo fishing- scoop. New Georgia (N". coast), Solomon I'^lands. B. T. Somerville collection ; Pitt Rivers Museum. Width of figure, 6.5 cm. Fig. 20. Ideograph of bird in profile. Easter Island script. Fig. 10a. Design of Frigate-bird in flight, profile view. Same data as Fig. i9«. Length of figure, 5.8 cm.
Fig. 21. Ideograph representing double-headed Frigate-bird. Easter Island script.
Fig. 2ia. Ornamental pendant of pearl-shell, representing a double- headed Frigate-bird. Engraved on the surface is a design of the Frigate- bird, resembling Fig. iga. Vaholi, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. B. T. Somerville collection ; Pitt Rivers Museum. Width, 11.2 cm.
Fig. 22. Ideograph of Frigate-bird, with one normal wing and the other transformed into a human arm holding up a fish. Easter Island script.
Fig. 22fl!. Similar design of semi-human Frigate-bird, with one normal wing and one human arm and hand holding a fish. Cut upon a dancing paddle. Solomon Islands. Pitt Rivers Museum. Height of design, 7.4 cm.
Fig. 23. Ideograph of prognathous human figure, seated with hand raised. Easter Island script.
Fig. 23a. Figure of Kesoko, in similar attitude and with head of Frigate-bird (compare Fig. 9). Solomon Islands. Same data as Fig. 19a. Height of design, 2.5 cm.
Figs. 24 to 33. Ideographs representing bird-human figures in which the attributes of the Frigate-bird are variousl}' combined with the human attributes. Easter Island script.
Fig. 24. Bird with human arms and hands.
Fig. 25. Human form, with bird's head.
Fig. 26. Head and wings of the bird combined with human legs.
Fig. 27. Bird with one human arm, and human figure with one
wing. Fig. 28. Bird with wings of different form, and human figure
with identical unsymmetrical wings. Fig. 29. Bird with one wing turned upwards, and human figure
with identical wings. Fig. 30. Designs similar to the last but with peculiar appendages
on the up-turned wing. Fig. 31. Bird and human figures, each with one wing and one
arm holding a staff-like object. Fig. 32. Bird and human figures, each with one wing and one
arm holding up a circular object. Fig. 33. Bird and human figures, hand in hand ; each with one wing and one arm. Fig. 34. Ideograph of human figure, seated with legs widely spread, holding a fish.
Fig. 34a. Similar design of human form in the same attitude, and with fish on either side. Solomon Islands. Same data as Fig. 19a. The representation of the greatly distended ear-lobes explains the lateral appendages appearing on the heads of so many human figures in the Easter Island script.