Description & Technical information

Hawaii, Polynesia. Wood (either kauila or koa) with a fine patina of age and wear. 174 cm. 18th century.

Date:  18th cnetury
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Polynesia, Hawaii
Medium: Wood (either kauila or koa)
Dimensions: 174 cm (68¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Ex coll. : Australia then private collection in the UK.
Literature: Buck, Peter, Arts and Crafts of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1957.
Kaeppler, Adrienne L., ARTEFICIAL CURIOSITIES. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1978.
Malo, David, Hawaiian Antiquities (Mo’ olelo Hawai’ i), Nathaniel B Emerson (trans.), Bishop Museum Special Publication 2, Honolulu, [1839] 1951.
Mitchell, Donald DK, Resource Units in Hawaiian Culture, Honolulu, 1982.
http://webceg.ne.ch/men/obj_biblio$obj_objet.QueryViewByKey?P_NUMERO=2060&P_1=351&Z_CHK=26787
http://www.nma.gov.au/cook/artefact.php?id=184

Categories: Tribal Art