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Maori Carved Wood Male Figure

Auction:
2473
Lot:
203
Sold for:
$35,550$30,000

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

Description:

Maori Carved Wood Male Figure, New Zealand, 19th century, the standing form with arms projecting behind the back, the three-fingered hands clasping a protruding abdomen, with squat legs atop a U-shaped base, the large head and parts of the body covered in deeply carved tattoo designs, with haliotis shell inlay eyes, dark patina, (some wood loss at feet), ht. 30 in.

Provenance: Collected by Rev. Alfred Fairbrother, Baptist minister to the Maoris, 1882-85.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Keywords

large head, New Zealand, Alfred Fairbrother, minister, Abalone, Inlay

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