Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

12 May 2011, starting at 13:00 EDT.

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lots

Group of Samoan Material and History, including a Samoan Dance Apron, a Porcelain Plate belonging to Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Te Rangi Hiroa (P.H. Buck), Samoan Material Culture, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1930

Polynesian, possibly Samoan, Model of an Outrigger Canoe

Marquesian Stone Pounder, Marquesas Islands

Mangaian Pedestal Adze, Cook Islands

Cook Islands Stool

Maori Whalebone Club, New Zealand

Maori Long Staff, New Zealand

Maori Nephrite Neck Ornament, New Zealand, together with a Maori Carte de Visite Photograph of a Maori Chief from the 1860's

Queen Emma's Stone Poi Pounder, Hawaiian Islands, together with a Carte de Visite photograph of Queen Emma, Brady Studios, New York, 1865

Memoires of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II - No. 2 Old Hawaiian Carvings Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1906

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