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Register of the Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook collection of Oceanic and Asian artifacts AR 355Coo

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook collection of Oceanic and Asian artifacts
Dates: undated ()
Collection Number: AR 355Coo
Summary: This collection consists of artifacts collected by Lyndon W. and Margaret Ann Cook. Obtained from New Zealand, Japan and other various locations. Material types include wooden tribal masks, woven cloth, stone figurines and pendants, greenstone figurines and pendants, carved bone pendants, carved animal teeth, shell necklaces, wooden and greenstone clubs, and various woven and carved containers.
Repository: George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 8, Box 1: masks (undated)
Box 1: wooden tribal mask, 12" (undated)

12" x 7". Wooden Pacific tribal mask with large forehead and heavy facial markings. Round eyes, bow shaped mouth.

Box 8: wooden tribal mask, 15" (undated)

15" x 8". Wooden Pacific tribal mask with large forehead. Elliptical shaped eyes, large nose and bow shaped mouth with 4 pointed teeth.

Box 8: wooden tribal mask with mother of pearl inlay, 38" (undated)

38". Large wooden Pacific tribal mask with lizard carved on forehead. Mother of pearl inlay.

Box 8: wooden tribal mask, 13" (undated)

13" x 7 1/2". Wooden Pacific tribal mask with large forehead. Elliptical shaped eyes, large nose and V-shaped mouth with 4 pointed teeth.

Box 8: wooden tribal mask, 17.5" (undated)

17 1/2" x 9". Wooden Pacific tribal mask. Large forehead with heavy facial markings. Round eyes, bow shaped mouth.

Box 4-5: cloth (undated)
Box 4: woven cloth (undated)

15" x 34".

Box 5: tapa cloths (undated)

Cloth, made out of mulberry bark. Features traditional iconography and inks of the Pacific Island people.

Box 5: tapa cloth, 38" x 80" (undated)

38" x 80". Hand colored Tapa cloth.

Box 5: tapa cloth, 17" x 84" (undated)

17" x 84". Hand colored Tapa cloth.

Box 6-7: figurines (undated)
Box 7: red dragon figurine (undated)

Red dragon figurine holding round object, 1".

Box 6: greenstone figurine (undated)

Egyptian-style carved greenstone figurine, 11 inches.

Box 6: terracotta soldier figurine (undated)

Terracotta soldier figurine, 4".

Box 6: stone figurines (undated)

Carved Egyptian style figurines. 2"

Box 7: sandstone figurines (undated)

Egyptian-style sandstone figurine, 2".

Box 3: hand clubs (undated)
Box 3: kotiate (Maori short wooden hand club) (undated)

Short wooden hand club. Flat wooden club, hole drilled at the grip end, with plaited band drawn through three times to make a strap. Presumably from New Zealand.

Box 3: wahaika (Maori greenstone hand club) (undated)

Hand club made of jade (nephrite) that Maori warriors would carry into battle. These types of clubs had great rarity and value and were handed down from one generation to the next.

14" x 5 1/4". Large greenstone hand club. Spatula form with one side notched, a carved figure is beneath curve on one side, butt end of handle carved to depict a bird. Presumably from New Zealand.

Box 3: patu onewa (Maori stone hand club) (undated)

Stone patu (club). Fashioned from greywacke, a variety of sandstone. Spatulate blade broken in 2 places, poor repair. Presumably from New Zealand.

Box 6-7: pendants (undated)
Box 6: leather pendant (undated)

Dark, flat tail looking object.

Box 6: bone (undated)
Box 6: bone pendant, 2 1/2" (undated)

2.5". Carved tooth pendant.

Box 6: bone pendant, 2" (undated)

2". Carved ivory or bone pendant. Circular design with 2 small shell decorations.

Box 6: bone pendant, 4" (undated)

4". Carved ivory pendant. Stylized bird with shell eye.

Box 6: bone pendant, 6 1/2" (undated)

6 1/2". Carved bone pendant. Circular design.

Box 6: greenstone (undated)
Box 6: Maori greenstone pendant 3 1/2" (undated)

3 1/2". Greenstone stylized fish pendant.

Box 6: hei matau (Maori fish hook pendant) 3 1/2" (undated)

3 1/2". Greenstone stylized fish hook pendant.

Box 6: greenstone pendant, 4 1/2" (undated)

Dark greenstone stylized pendant, 4.5"

Box 6: greenstone ear pendant (undated)

Greenstone ear pendant.

Box 6: Hei matau (Maori greenstone pendant) 2" (undated)

2". Translucent greenstone pendant. Stylized animal with bird beak swallowing its tail. These types of pendants were thought to help with fertility. Presumed to represent a fetus, a symbol of the goddess Hineteiwaiwa.

Box 4: piupiu (beaded grass skirt) (undated)

Grass and fiber Piupiu (skirt). Braided fiber belt with fringe. Flax leaves and flax fiber.

Box 6: vessels (undated)
Box 6: bamboo vessel (undated)

4". Bamboo vessel with cover.

Box 6: wooden vessel (undated)

4"x 4". Carved wooden vessel with cover. Honey and brown finish with black cover. Brackets on both ends for cord to hang as necklace.

item: woven box (undated)

20" x 10" x 6". Bamboo and grass woven box. Red, brown and black finish.

Box 6-7, Box 4: teeth (undated)
Box 6: tooth (undated)

tooth. Presumably from a bear or whale.

Box 4: sawfish bill (undated)

18" Small shark jaw with 39 teeth.

Box 7: whale teeth (undated)

2 1/2". Carved whale teeth. Circular design.

Box 6-7: shells (undated)
Box 6: shells (undated)

Multi-colored smooth shell. Two holes drilled into sides.

Box 6: broken shells (undated)

Broken shells.

Box 7: woven belt (undated)

Shell and fiber belt. Red and black dyed fiber with button fastener. Large shell pendant.

Box 7: 'ei (Maori shell necklaces) (undated)

Maori hell necklaces.

Box 7: woven shell necklace (undated)

Woven fiber and shell necklace. Round coconut pendant.

Box 7: stones (undated)
Box 7: stones (undated)

Small rocks with symbols carved.

Box 7: igneous rocks

3 igneous rocks attached to a woven fiber

Box 7: amber (undated)

Multi-colored amber.

Box 9: armor (undated)
Box 9: swords (undated)

Pair of Samurai swords. Long daito-katan and short shoto- wakizashi reproduction.

Box 9: bamboo armor (undated)

Samurai bamboo armor. Some damage.

Box 9: mask (undated)

Samurai mask.

Box 9: bamboo helmet (undated)

Samurai bamboo helmet. Some damage.

Box 4, Box 7: miscellaneous (undated)
item: carving, wood (undated)

40" x 18". Man is center with stylized birds and animals around edges.

Box 7: wooden bell (undated)

Carved wooden bell.

Box 7: leather belt (undated)

Belt decorated with crocodile teeth.

Box 4: wooden cannibal fork (undated)

12" Cannibal fork with 4 tines. Dark brown wood with a woven fiber in a checkerboard pattern.

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Lyndon W. Cook was Utah Valley University's former head of Special Collections. He was also an associate professor of History and Political Science. He received his Bachelors of Art in Spanish and Hebrew at Brigham Young University and his Masters of Art in Political Science and Government at Brigham Young University.

Margaret Ann Cook is the wife of Lyndon W. Cook.

Content Description +/-

This collection consists of artifacts collected by Lyndon W. and Margaret Ann Cook. Obtained from New Zealand, Japan and other various locations. Material types include wooden tribal masks, woven cloth, stone figurines and pendants, greenstone figurines and pendants, carved bone pendants, carved animal teeth, shell necklaces, wooden and greenstone clubs, and various woven and carved containers

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Restrictions on Use:

Open for Research. Copyright for Official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

Series arrangement as follows: Masks, cloth, figurines, patu (clubs), pendants teeth, stones, armor, and miscellaneous

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook.

Creator:

Cook, Lyndon W.

Creator:

Cook, Margaret Ann

Language:

English

Sponsor:

none

Quantity:

20.0 Linear feet; 9 boxes (2 standard, 5 flat, 2 oversized) and 2 items

Language of the Finding Aid:

English

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist, and Joel Sparks, student intern

EAD Creation Date:

9 January 2013

Standard:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Anthropology
Archeology
Armor
Art, Maori
Carvings
Expeditions and Adventure
Fisheries and Wildlife
Japan
Maori (New Zealand people)
Masks
Necklaces--Shells
Patus
Pendants
Skirts--New Zealand
Statuettes
Swords
Tapa

Form or Genre Terms:

Artifacts

Geographical Names:

New Zealand
Pacific Area

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