A very rare fighting spear, or ihe.
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A very rare fighting spear, or ihe.

Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Date 18th century

Period 1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century

Origin Polynesia, Hawaii

Medium Wood (either kauila or koa)

Dimension 174 cm (68¹/₂ inches)

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

Date: 18th century

Period: 1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century

Origin: Polynesia, Hawaii

Medium: Wood (either kauila or koa)

Dimension: 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.$obj_objet.QueryViewByKey?P_NUMERO=2060&P_1=351&Z_CHK=26787

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