A NEW CALEDONIAN KANAK SCEPTOR "GI OKONO"
Provenance: Michael Hamson,
Ex Sotheby's Collection 17 juni 1991
Gi Okono (axe) were among the most highly prized objects for the Kanak people of New Caledonia. They were used in ceremonies and as emblems in warfare, and served as symbols of individual chiefs. It is believed that these objects are illustrations of the Kanak vision of the Cosmos.
Polynesia, New Caledonia, Kanak people ca. 19th Century
Greenstone, wood, coconut fiber and shells.
Price: on request