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Fine, beautifully hand carved Maori Wheku and Tiki - Swordfish Tusk - Xiphias Gladius - New Zealand

Lot reference 32334503

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New Zealand - 21st century

Object: Fine, beautifully hand carved Maori Wheku and Tiki
Material: Swordfish Tusk - Xiphias Gladius - New Zealand
Estimated Period: 21st century
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Condition: Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear

Swordfish bill/tusk hand carved with traditional Maori Wheku and Tiki carving. Wheku, meaning 'carved face', depicts the face of an ancestor. The Wheku is generally found at the apex of the gable on a Wharenui, the Maori meeting house, and symbolizes​ an important ancestor after whom the house was named. The eyes of this Maori have been decorated with abalone shell, adding striking detail.

DIMENSIONS including stand
Height: 87.5cm

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Rest of Europe $25.86
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