A Marquesan club, u'u

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Lot 2065
A Marquesan club
height 59in

Sold for US$ 51,000 inc. premium
A Marquesan club
U'u, the large janiform head, incised on either side with virtually identical motifs, large sunburst eyes, raised Tiki faces, and classical Marquesan design elements. Fine long shaft with original sennit binding, the terminus of the handle flaring gently . Remarkable original un-polished patina showing fine age and handling. Some minor remains of red pigment.
height 59in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collected by Captain George Gibbs of the SS Nantucket, between 1841 and 1849.
    By descent through the family to the current owner.
A Marquesan club, u'u
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