Walking stick

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
1760
Item name
Walking stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Central Province > Nggela (Florida) Islands > Tulagi, Nggela Sule Island
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Captain Morton Moyes  
Raw material
Ebony; shell; putty nut (parinarium)
Dimensions
H: 1105 mm W: 35 mm L: D: 40 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wooden walking stick - small knob forming the handle. Below this is a cross carved - both sides of the cross are inlaid with pearly pink shells. Possible coated in some varnish or laquer.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

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