Lot 45: A Large and rare Maori kauri gum female bust

A Large and rare Maori kauri gum female bust, Maori; New Zealand

The large female bust made of Kauri resin, depicting a high ranking woman with female Moko to the face, the hair beautifully carved falling onto the shoulders and the face with naturalistic treatment of the feature. Unusual for its size and attention to fine detail. H. 6"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Private collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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