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Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
82
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava, 19th century, wood, bone and obsidian, standing, slightly stooped, male human figure with an emaciated body, overall dark brown patina, (missing chip in the head and age cracks), ht. 13 1/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, New York City, New York.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

One eye is missing; age cracks; a chunk is missing from the top of the head; a small crack and missing piece in the lower back; surface abrasions


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

New York City, Culture, Easter Island, Geography of Polynesia, Human behavior, Moai, Moai kavakava, Obsidian, Patina, Visual arts

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