Staff

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
746
Item name
Staff 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Autonomous Region of Bougainville (North Solomons Province) > North Bougainville > Buka Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mrs D. Cameron 
Dimensions
H: W: 176 mm L: 1725 mm D: Circum:

Description

Paddle-shaped staff.

Research notes

In 1999 identified by Alan West (valuer) as a staff. Part of Brisbane auctioneer Mr John Samuel Cameron's (died ca 1917) collection which was sold after his widow's death. Bought by Dr Winterbotham and C A Fitzgerald at auction. The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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