Ceremonial Object (uncertain)


From: New Caledonia

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-98
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Caledonia
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Bark Cloth | Plant Fiber

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").

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

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