Octopus/Squid Lure, Hawaiian Islands

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Lot 47
Octopus/Squid Lure, Hawaiian Islands

Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium

African & Oceanic Art

11 May 2016, 10:00 PDT

Los Angeles

Octopus/Squid Lure, Hawaiian Islands
luhe'e
Wood, basalt, shell, fiber, leather, metal nails
length 9in (23cm)

Comprised of a piece of carved wood still retaining some of its bark, with three natural branches, each with a European metal nail lashed with leather and fiber, a shell and stone bound by fiber at the opposite end; a collection label "Mi 26" affixed to the wood portion.

Provenance
Purportedly the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, de-accessioned in the 1930s
Mauna Kea Galleries, Kamuela, Hawaii
Private Collection, Kamuela, Hawaii
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