Walking stick

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
10188
Item name
Walking stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Alotau > Massim style
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 26, 1967 
Acquisition method
Bequest from Father Leo Hayes 
Raw material
wood
Dimensions
H: 840 mm W: 40 mm L: D: 20 mm Circum:

Description

Inscription under the proper left side of the carved face. Inscription runs from base to handle /DIbIMEA/.

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.

Ceremonial stick.

In 1967 the University of Queensland received an extensive collection of items from Father Leo Hayes, including manuscripts and books. The bequest of around 100,000 items also includes ethnographic material, which is held at the Anthropology Museum.

“On 26 October 1967 at 3pm a ceremony took place in the Darnell Art Gallery at the St Lucia campus. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Fred Schonell, accepted the material on behalf of the University” [One Man's Gift: The Father Leo Hayes Collection, UQ Library website; Fryer Folio Dec 2007, Vol 2 #2,].

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