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Incised with four tiki figures in relief within geometric panels
Mid to Late 19th Century
Size: 11cm high, 8.5cm wide – 4¼ ins high, 3¼ ins wide
It has been suggested that the tattoo motifs displayed on the bodies of Marquesan Islanders provided the inspiration for the surface ornamentation of objects. However, it is more probable that these two different expressions of the unique art form derive from a shared set of artistic conventions.
|Height||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|
|Width||8.50 cm||(3.35 inches)|