Malekula Dance Wand
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Malekula Dance Wand

Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Period 19th/20th century.

Origin Melanesia

Medium Wood with pigments

Dimension 64 x 3.8 cm (25¹/₄ x 1¹/₂ inches)

A dance-wand carved with horned human figure surmounting a small face. Nothing remotely similar seems to be published and one can only surmise that this wand was used in ceremonies related to cult activities or those of a secret society. Malekula Island, Vanuat.

Period: 19th/20th century.

Origin: Melanesia

Medium: Wood with pigments

Dimension: 64 x 3.8 cm (25¹/₄ x 1¹/₂ inches)

Literature: The iconography is identical to the large ceremonial post illustrated in Meyer, ART du/of VANUATU, 1998, N° 7.
Exhibited : ART du/of VANUATU, Galerie Meyer, Paris. 1998. Illustrated : Meyer, Anthony JP.: ART du/of VANUATU. Catalogue d'exposition. Galerie Meyer, Paris. 1998, fig. 6, p. 12.

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