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March 14, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Marquesas Islands War Club

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Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2791BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 14, 2015 10:00AM


Marquesas Islands War Club, U'U, c. late 18th-early 19th century, carved from iron wood, the classic form with cylindrical shaft leading to a highly stylized head with relief-carved tiki head eyes, side flanges, and fine incised stylized lower panel, with flared butt end, dark glossy patina, (wood loss),lg. 55 in.

Provenance: Collected in London in the 1950s.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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Marquesas Islands War Club, London