Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Measuring Stick

19th century

Wood

41.5 × 2.8 × 3.3 cm (16 5/16 × 1 1/8 × 1 5/16 in.) base: 6 × 6 × 6 cm (2 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.373
Measuring cords used in boat-building rituals were wound around sticks with small ancestor images at the top.
Culture: 
Leti
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Leti, Moluccas, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: R. Burawoy, Paris

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