University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P2126
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Date Made: before 1911
Early Date: 1901
Late Date: 1911
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Stone
Wood
Coconut Shell
Cotton
Height: 55cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number14605 - Oldman Number

Description

Head or blade is of greenstone (jadeite) found in the serpentine formation of the island and, especially, in a small island off the south coast. The weapon was a symbol of rank and authority carried by chiefs. Base 1/2 coconut shell.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Sebbelov, Gerda. 1911. The E.W. Clark Collection: New Caledonia. II, 4 (December). pp. 78-82. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Davenport, William H. 1964. "Sculpture from La Grande Terre". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 7 (1) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 18 (top, left)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1900. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Vol. II (No. 3): 172-180. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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