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Ceremonial Object (uncertain)

Object Number:2003-32-98
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Bark Cloth
Plant Fiber
Length: 69 cm
Width: 13 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.11396 - Other Number


Flat, forked piece of wood bound with twisted plant fiber and bark cloth, with twist of bark cloth around (grip?) end. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. Acccording to label, for summoning spirits ("FETICHE SERVANT A CONJURER LES SORTS").

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