Maori Wood Net Float, New Zealand, 19th century, pierced and carved as a figure with hands grasping chin, the in-turned feet forming loops, brown smooth patina, lg. 12 1/2 in.
Provenance: Christie's London, June 21 1977, Lot 127; The James Hooper Collection, Arundel, Sussex, United Kingdom.
Literature: Steven Hooper, Art and Artifacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas: The James Hooper Collection, 1976, number 34, p. 45.
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