X65.7433 Doorjamb (jovo)

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Doorjamb (jovo)
New Caledonia
19th century
Wood
X65.7433; Gift of the Wellcome Trust

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Description

Men’s ceremonial houses in New Caledonia followed a round plan with high conical roofs. The massive doorjambs represented important ancestors.

Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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