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Ceremonial wooden baton, 1860 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.9.02

Scope and Contents

The baton’s stone head is bound with wooden fibre, and its slender wooden shaft is inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It was worn suspended from the neck with the aid of a fibre cord pierced through the upper shaft. The baton was produced in the Solomon Islands, probably Malaita, during the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1930

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2018-02-07 14:38:00+00:00

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