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Ceremonial Axe (o kono or bulaibi bunbut)

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Provenance

Acquired as a diplomatic gift in New Caledonia by Gov. Carlton Skinner in 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner

Oceanic, New Caledonia, mid to late 20th century

Object Place

New Caledonia

Dimensions

Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.838

Medium or Technique

Jadeite, wood, bark cloth, dyed cotton twine, cowry shell

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Ritual Objects