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CANOE PROW (NAHO)

CANOE PROW (NAHO)

CANOE PROW (NAHO)

CANOE PROW (NAHO)


Probably Atchin or Vao, northeast Malakula, Vanuatu

Wood

Height: 12 ¾ in (32.4 cm)

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French Private Collection

Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above in the 1960s


PUBLISHED

John Lunsford, Arts of Oceania, Dallas, 1970, n.p., cat. no. 88

George R. Ellis, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, San Diego, 2009, p. 106, cat. no. 89

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Arts of Oceania, October 10 - November 29, 1970

San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, January 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010

See Bonnemaison ed., Vanuatu, Océanie. Arts des îles de cendre et de corail, Paris, 1996, p. 39, fig. 51 for a closely related canoe prow, naho, collected on Atchin by Jean Guiart, and now in the collection of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris (inv. no. 72.1966.16.3).