Seated God Image, Marquesas Island
Lot 288
Seated God Image, Marquesas Island
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Seated God Image, Marquesas Island
tiki
height 15 5/8in (40cm)
Basalt

Provenance:
Edward Dodd, noted author and anthropologist

"The most imposing Marquesan wood sculptures are the large tiki, or human images, which, together with similar images in stone, originally stood on the ma'ae, ritual sites that also served, in some instances, as burial places for prominent individuals...Tiki represent etua, deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustained and protected the community." (Kjellgren, 2005: p 40)
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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