A Marquesan u'u
Lot 595
A Marquesan u'u
Sold for US$ 87,000 inc. premium
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A Marquesan u'u A Marquesan u'u
Lot Details
Property of an English private collector
A war club, U'u
Marquesas Islands, the arched head with mask at the apex, above a double arched, bifurcated concave panel with two small tiki heads doubling as eyes within radiant halos, two small masks at each edge, above a transverse process with projecting flanges, centered by a third tiki head, the finely incised lower collar section decorated with classical Marquesan motifs and a mask, tapering to a cylindrical shaft with flared butt.
height 57in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby’s, Tribal Art, New York, October 31, 1994, lot 129.
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