AUSTRAL ISLAND CEREMONIAL STAFF
Dimensions: Height 36"
Provenance: Ex ptivate UK Collection
P22.....AUSTRAL ISLAND CEREMONIAL STICK
A French Polynesian Austral Island ceremonial staff . A very finely and precisely executed work of geometric patterns. Chip carved with minute x-shaped chips and on the shaft. Incisions rises to a flat top bearing five small schematic figures that are finely articulated, two of which has small chips missing in the earlier years. Master carved quality with deep rich patina.