1930's - good condition (see description)
This large Malagan figure from Tabar Island is a representation of a fish called the rock cod—a wam or bigmaus. The rock cod is known to live under rocks and has the unusual characteristic of becoming female with age. It serves as a symbol of fertility for the clan—with its change in sex it becomes capable of reproducing. The rock cod also connects to the matrilineal structure of the culture.
Red ochre, lime and black pigments; wood; Turbo shell
Good condition given its age, small repair (see photograph).
Provenance : property since 1940's of a French Family established in Nouméa
With its stand
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