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Carved Kanak Bamboo Stick

New Caledonia

Various Objects


Long bamboo cane engraved on all sides with scenes with several figures, colonist and indigeous, in different situations; animals; and various tools and weapons. The accurate representations of rituals boxes ornamented with arows are particularly interesting.

Exceptional and finely executed ornamentation. Probably from the second half of the 19th century.

Physical descriptionHaut : 111 cm (43 3/4 in.) - Bambou pyrogravé
Place of origin
Size111,00 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 6106
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CategoriesMelanesian Art, Oceanian, Ppolynesian, Melanesian Art
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