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An Atchin Island Canoe Prow or Am'buass, Vanuatu .

Carved as a standing pig behind the pierced and curved tip, the forked section pierced three times on each side for attachment, old accession number D./39.3./157 and additional painted number 403. Vanuatu.
It would be owned by an important tribal figure tied to canoe before sailing and taken off after the trip.
Collected on the voyage of La Korrigane, the prow was purchased on Atchin Island in June 1935 for ten shillings. It was subsequently exhibited at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.
87cm. long
Price on request

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