Pounder, Austral Islands

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Lot 111Y
Pounder, Austral Islands

Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium

African & Oceanic Art

11 May 2016, 10:00 PDT

Los Angeles

Pounder, Austral Islands
penu
Brain coral
height 6 3/4in (17cm)

The handle of saddle form above tapering sides, flaring out at the bottom in a domed form; natural coarse white surface with wear indicative of much age and use; with museum/collection no. 79795 written in black on handle and bottom.

Provenance
Private Collection, New Zealand

Cf. Polynesian Artifacts, The Oldman Collection, Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, Wellington, 1953, pl. 37, fig. 457G

This patu is an exceptionally fine example with extremely well balanced proportions and surface coloration.
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