Barava flag

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Object description :

Barava plate in fossil clam from the Solomon Islands. This plaque represents a canoe during head hunting campaigns. We can observe a row of eight rowers surmounted by four ring representing the wealth, the power and in particular that of left with on the upper part, a hornbill or carved pigeon, sign of belonging to a ground. Carved on the right side of the canoe, the figurehead figure called Nguzunguzu which represents a dog-like spirit called Tiola, it protects men from the spirit of the sea. This plaque is contemporary, it dates from the end of the twentieth, beginning of the twenty-first. Sold piece soclée
Price : 1400 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : En l'état

Material : Bénitier fossile
Length: 26.5cm
Height : 14cm
Depth : 1.4cm

Reference : 523601
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