11-09-2019 11-09-2019
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3316B Boston
November 9, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Maori Marionette Figure, Keretao

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3316B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 09, 2019 10:00AM


Maori Marionette Figure, Keretao, New Zealand, early to mid-19th century, the figure standing on a long wood point, fully carved with koru designs, the separately worked arms missing, the oval head with shell teeth and carved moko on forehead, paper labels on back, lg. 15 3/4 in.

Provenance: Sotheby's London, October 27, 1980, Lot 61; Beasley Collection, number 2731.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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