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.
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