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Maori Carved Whale Bone Fiddle Hand Club

Auction:
2473
Lot:
199
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 Whale Bone Fiddle Hand Club, Kotiate, New Zealand, 19th century, fiddle-shape blade, the neck terminating in a Tiki head finial, pierced for suspension, lg. 13 in.

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

Keywords

Maori Carved Whale Bone Fiddle Hand Club, Kotiate, New Zealand, Alfred Fairbrother, minister, Clubs, Tiki

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