Lot 43: A Fine Maori Rotorua house board

A Fine Maori Rotorua house board, Maori; New Zealand

The board powerfully and beautifully carved in high relief with a figure with classical Maori face with large eyes and projecting tongue, with fish-like body; the whole covered with scale-patterns and Maori spiraling design motifs, the background with curvilinear patterns. Exceptional and powerful carving. H. 45"

Property of an East Coast private collection

S. Barton Babbage, Wellington, New Zealand

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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