Rare Feast Bowl, Raivavae Island, Austral Islands
length 22 3/8in (57cm)
Col. Donald Stanley Marshall (1920-2005), author of "Ra'ivavae" (1961) and noted Polynesian Scholar
Thence by descent
This superb, very early example has been finely hand carved from one piece of wood in a deep, elongated form, probably for use in kava rituals; fine honey brown patina.