Ceremonial paddle carved on a face of an...

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Ceremonial paddle carved on a face of an...

Ceremonial paddle carved on a face of an ancestral figure named "Kokorra" squatting with a disproportionate headdress, and hands symbolically raised to the sky. The other face is adorned with two symbols probably evoking a sacred square surmounted by a lunar crescent. One side of the paddle shows wear resulting from the use and rubbing of the paddle on the edge of the boat.
Wood, natural pigments, old brown patina and marks of use
Buka Island, north of Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands, early 20th century
174 x 14 cm
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