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Maori Carved Wood Billhook Hand Club

Auction:
2473
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

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

Description:

Maori Carved Wood Billhook Hand Club, New Zealand, 19th century, the curved blade with deeply carved scroll designs and recumbent bird-head figure on the inside, the handle with grotesque mask finial, pierced for suspension, lg. 14 3/4 in.

Provenance: Collected by Rev. Alfred Fairbrother, Baptist minister to the Maoris, 1882-85.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Maori Carved Wood Billhook Hand Club, New Zealand, Alfred Fairbrother, minister, Grotesque

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