A powerfully carved Maori Revival feather or treasure box. The body of the box carved with a ferocious seated tiki at each end, bodies covered in tattoos, and tongues out. The eyes have been inlaid with abalone shell. The sides of the box have been further carved with tiki faces, The lid is also elaborately carved. The handle features two tiki resting head to head, tongues out, hands clasped in front of them, eyes inlaid with abalone. Tiki masks cover the rest of the lid. The interior stained purple in the traditional fashion.
- Of the Period
- Place of originNew Zealand
- Date of manufactureEarly 20th century
- Materials and techniques
- ConditionGood. Good condition, few pieces of inlay missing.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
H 7 in. x W 13 in. x D 5 in.
H 17.78 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 12.7 cm
- Seller locationAustin, TX
- Reference numberLU8947791791
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