05-05-2017 05-05-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3005B Boston
May 5, 2017 10:00AMCalender
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Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff

$2,829$2,300
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3005B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff, c. 19th century, "taiaha," the stylized face with red wax eyes on one side and one remaining abalone eye on the reverse, dark patina, lg. 50 1/2 in.

Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

Leo Fortess, Lillian Fortess