Engraved Bamboo


From: New Caledonia

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Caledonia
Section Oceanian
Materials Bamboo

Several large splits, 16cm x 1 cm piece missiog from one end. 1.5 cm hole cut in center, surrounding area wrapped in a different material. 1 cm hole cut 24 cm from one end. Geometric designs: checkerboard, triangles, diamonds. Images: men in a canoe, women (?) holding up something. Remaining scene is obscured by wrapping. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Length 113.5 cm
Outside Diameter 2.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1994.X.11425 - Other Number

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