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Object Number:P4806
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Easter Island
Length: 158 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Capt. Joseph L. Wilson, 1919


Chief's staff (ua). Long, slender staff of dark brown wood, flaring slightly towards end. Larger than P3142A. Top is carved as janus faces with furrowed crania, prominent cheekbones, straight mouths, long ears with small round plugs. Eyes on both sides are round pits, probably once inlaid . Vertical cracks in both faces. Carried by important chiefs as symbols of power and authority.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1924. "The Orator's Staff". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. XV. no. 4 (December). pg. 293-309 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 294, 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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