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|Early 19th Century|
Tiheru, canoe bailer, oval in form with a large Tiki head covered in spiral and triangular tattoos dominating the top, from which the handle sprouts, Tiki heads at both ends. The interior is smooth and worn, with a ridge separating it into two subtle sections which helps control water movement during bailing. The patina of the main carved face is superb - dark and brilliant. This handle has been restored; on Christie’s catalogue “la poignee remplacee”.
|Location of Origin: South Pacific / Australia|
|Dimensions: 42 cm ( 16 ½ in.)|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Oceanic Art|
|Provenance: Christies, Paris, June 11 2007 Lot 305. Ex-Wayne Heathcote, United Kingdom.|
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