09-15-2001 09-15-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
September 15, 2001 10:00 AMCalender

Polynesian Carved Wood Stilt Step

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


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


Marquesas Island, large head