Dance wand or staff, Santa Anna, Soloman Islands.
Rare Soloman Island dance wand or staff in the shape of a long fish, probably a bonito (Sarda Chilensis), has great symbolic and totemic significance and would have belonged to an important figure in the community.
Carved from dense wood, on both sides painted in black and white colour, min. dam., traces of wear and use, on wooden / metal base.
L: 58 cm - 22.8 inch.