University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2003-32-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Palm Leaf Sheath
Bark Cloth
Pigment
Height: 87.2 cm
Width: 32.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.3216 - Other Number
L-552-18 - Other Number

Description

Thatching of palm leaf sheath, wall of bark cloth, carved and painted sculptures. Roof spire in the style of central Grande Terre (Boulay, La Maison Kanak p. 105). The carved piece that serves as a threshhold is carved as a lintel, not a sill, and may originally have gone over the door. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.


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