12 September 2002
AN ATCHIN ISLAND (VANUATU) CANOE PROW
Carved as a standing pig behind the pierced and curved tip, the forked section pierced three times on each side for attachment, old accession number D./39.3./157 and additional painted number 403
Collected on the voyage of La Korrigane, the prow was purchased on Atchin Island in June 1935 for ten shillings. It was subsequently exhibited at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.
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Atchin Island lies off the north east coast of Melekula, just south of Vao, the island with which such prows are normally associated.
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