A very rare barbed wooden spear, ihe laumake, Hawaiian Islands
length 87 1/4in
relating closely in style to the classic Kona Coast sculpture, all of the ihe laumake are 18th century and most likely carried back on Cooks or Vancouver's voyages.
James Keggie, London
Maurice Braham, London
cf. Kaeppler, 1978, figure 183 for the type.