Large Fiji Islands Handled Scoop and Fighting Axe, Republic of the Fiji Islands
length of scoop 22 3/4in (58cm); length of axe 28 1/2in (72.5cm)
the rare coco de mer scoop with incised handle with zigzag decoration, along with a fighting axe, totokia, with a long cylindrical handle with an imported trade blade stamped with the number '2'; each with fine reddish brown patina.
William Kranzler, Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Cf. Clunie (1986: fig. 192) for the axe.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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