Early Maori Figure on post, New Zealand. Carved and engraved wood. Delicately carved in an early tiki of a more avian form with hands to the side and across waist/belly. Carved on a square block and probably never used. Old worn patina. cf. Collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, Auckland, 1885, (809), on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum, No. 46259. Approx L19.7cm PROVENANCE John Magers Collection, Sydney.
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