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Maori Carved Wood Figure

Auction:
2473
Lot:
195
Sold for:
$11,258$9,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2473
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 26, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Maori Carved Wood Figure, Tiki, New Zealand, 19th century, with large stylized head, four-finger hands, extended abdomen, and central joining pole at the back, weathered patina, later gold pigment at eyes, (wood loss), ht. 10 in.

Provenance: Collected by Rev. Alfred Fairbrother, Baptist minister to the Maoris, 1882-85.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

large stylized head, Tiki, New Zealand, Alfred Fairbrother, minister, Ed Wood, Polynesian culture

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