Ceremonial Axe (o kono or bulaibi bunbut)

New Caledonia
mid to late 20th century
Artist Unidentified, Pacific Islander


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

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Ritual objects

Provenance

1964, presented as a diplomatic gift in New Caledonia to Governor Carlton Skinner (b. 1913 - d. 2004), Boston; 2002, year-end gift of Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner