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Polynesian Carved Wood Male Figure

Auction:
2376
Lot:
121
Sold for:
$4,994$4,250

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Polynesian Carved Wood Male Figure, Moai Kavakava, Easter Island, c. last quarter 19th century, the emaciated form with slouched posture, hands to the sides, prominent rib cage and spinal column, the large head with scrolling ears, bone or shell inlaid eyes, and upturned mouth with pointed teeth, probably carved of oak, dark patina, ht. 29 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Easter Island, large head , Oceania, Polynesia

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