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Nalot Pounder

Arts of the Pacific Islands

DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 46 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (117.5 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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CAPTION Bankis. Nalot Pounder, 19th century. Wood, 46 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (117.5 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.4_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 86.229.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden staff/Nalot Pounder. Tapered shaft terminates at top end into small, round serrated base on which stands a male figure with prominent penis, outstretched hands, support stalk, and a highly reduced and faceted, diamond-shaped head. Painted black all over. Patina is smooth and glossy on shaft, rough and matte on finial figure. Condition: very good. Structurally sound except for thin crack in base of figure and old breaks in serrated edging.
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