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Malekula Figure


 

 

 

 

                   Malekula Figure                    

                    Origin: Vao or Atchin Island, Vanuatu
                    Age: Circa 1930
                    Material: Wood
                    Size: 35" height

                    Collected in 1935 by Charles Lewis (assistant to to Douglas Fairbanks Jr),
                    while scouting locations for the upcoming “Tarzan” movie.
                    Lewis exchanged a rifle for this ancestral figure.
                    In situ photograph of figure taken at time of collection.

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