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Head of an Easter Island Moai Kavakava Figure

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Head of an Easter Island Moai Kavakava Figure, toromiro wood, from a large moai kavakava figure, with heavy brow above deeply cut eyes which once held obsidian and bone eyes, with faint engraving of a bird on the top of the head, ht. 4 1/2 in.

Provenance: A private North Andover, Massachusetts, collection; Imogene Cobb Best, Tenafly, New Jersey, by descent through the Cobb family.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Tenafly, Easter Island, Geology, Igneous petrology, Megalithic monuments, Moai, Moai kavakava, Obsidian, Outdoor sculptures, Petrology, Sculpture, Sophora toromiro, Tiki culture

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