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With notched engraving to the mushroom shaped head and plaited coir sinnet bound around the shaft. Natural highly polished patina
Early 19th Century
Size: 82cm long – 32¼ ins long
see also catalogue no. 127
Discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774 when he sailed down the east coast, and then annexed by the French in 1853 who used the Island as a penal colony, New Caledonia’s traditional indigenous culture has by now been so eradicated that little is known of the function or significance of the objects left in European collections.
|Height||82.00 cm||(32.28 inches)|