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Polynesian Carved Wood Stilt Step

Auction:
2074
Lot:
100
Sold for:
$3,450$3,000

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Auction:
Sale #2074 - 2074
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 15, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Polynesian Carved Wood Stilt Step, Marquesas Island, c. late 18th century, hollow tapered form decorated with a crouching tiki figure, with short legs, relief-carved arms extending to the abdomen, large head with typical stylized features set beneath an arching support, the support and figure decorated with fine grooved parallel lines set at varying angles, dark brown patina, ht. 14 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Marquesas Island, large head , Oceania, Polynesia, Polynesian culture, Tiki