Maori Folk Art Box

A folk art carved & painted jewellery box decorated with Maori carvings featuring a prominent Wheku head with Paua shells inlay for the eyes and extended protruding tongue on each side flanked by kowhaiwhai and scroll motifs. The lid painted with a portrait of a Maori warrior. Somewhat reminiscent of work by Jane Brenkley but no signature. Timber is Kauri. Length is 200mm, width 125mm & height 80mm. Beautifully executed example with good depth of patination. NZ$485.00

 

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