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Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

Auction:
2964B
Lot:
42
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2964B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, Mangaia, c. 19th century, the haft with eighty-seven bands of stylized figures, the basalt blade affixed with "Mangaia Endless" cordage, lg. 47 in.

Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Christie's, 1992.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Excellent condition. One crack and scuff marks.


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Keywords

Lillian Fortess, Adze, Cook Islands, Lithics, Mangaia, Oceania, Polynesia, Technology

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