The figures hands are placed over its stomach and grasp a patu or war club. Inlaid paua shells, displaying a dazzling iridescence form the figures eyes. The timber displays appealing adze marks from the hand carving process and has developed a lovely mellow patina that only time can bring.This piece is presented in very good antique condition with no cracks or repairs. There are some same shallow losses to the figures square shaped top and the odd light scuff to the timber which in no way detracts from its beauty. Light signs of age beautifully enhance the charm and character of this authentically vintage example. This impressive piece stands approx 345mms or 13.5 tall, measures 100mms in width and 50mms in depth.
This figure has a beautiful energy and magically powerful feel. This exceptional example would make a fine addition to any Maori, Pacific Islands, Oceanic, Tribal art or Tiki collection! An authentically vintage gift idea for any admirer of Maori culture.
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The item "ANTIQUE MAORI TEKOTEKO ANCESTRAL FIGURE HANDCARVED WOODEN SCULPTURE NEW ZEALAND" is in sale since Sunday, November 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Cultural, Religious\Pacific". The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.