A Marquesas Island stilt step
Lot 1406
A Marquesas Island stilt step
Sold for US$ 12,925 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
A Marquesas Island stilt step
Concave at back, tapering to its lower tip and with a tongue-shaped prow raised overhead, supporting a humanoid figure with bent knees and hands held to the abdomen, the face marked by goggle eyes, double spiral ears and tattoo patterns on the cheeks and chin, the remaining torso and limbs marked by shallow adzing in geometric designs.
height 15 1/2in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-Admiral and Mrs. French Moore collection
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