Unknown Artist, ‘Maori Feather Box (New Zealand, Polynesia)’, ca. 19th century, Tambaran

These beautiful incised boxes stored rare and valuable heirlooms that were passed down through generations in ruling high-class families. Virtuosic carvings wrap around the underside of the box which was designed to be admired from below.

Published: Mack, Charles W. "Polynesian Art at Auction: 1965 - 1980", Northboro, MA 1982

Ex-Collection Jerome Gould, Los Angeles, CA
Ex-Private Collection

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