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1900's Maori Hei Tiki Carved Wood Female Ancestor Polynesian Tribal Aotearoa Yqz For Sale

1900's Maori Hei Tiki Carved Wood Female Ancestor Polynesian Tribal Aotearoa Yqz

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New Zealand, Poutokomanawa'a, A Female Figure Ancestor

This is a related item, a house post ca 1880, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with two similar figures.





























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Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

New Zealand, mid 1900's. Maori Hei Tiki Carved Wood Female Ancestor Polynesian Tribal Aotearoa. Technically of the group known as Poutokomanawa'a, a female figure of an ancestor, the broad face with carved facial tattoos and wide eyes (missing shell inlays) a wide flat nose and open mouth with an extended tongue. The body with koru whorls at the shoulders and legs and turned in feet.

From Minneapolis Institute of Arts website --

Like all sacred carvings, a poutokamanawa was made by highly skilled carver-priests, observing very specific rituals and ceremonial restrictions. Poutokamanawa are not completely naturalistic because they represent ancestral spirits, whose role is to comfort and watch over their living descendents.2 The head is disproportionately large because the Maori consider the head to be the center of personal power. The large hands spread over the abdomen emphasize the center of the body, the navel, believed to be the center of life force. It is marked on this statue by a raised disc. The navel (maori-ora) was considered to be the link between the people still on earth and their ancestral spirits. Individualistic tattoo patterns incised on the face may replicate those of a specific ancestor. The hair is bound up in a topknot, characteristic of a warrior chief, and the stern eyes are inlaid with paua shell, which adds life and fire to the gaze of the statue. This figure escaped mutilation during the 19th century by zealous missionaries, who regarded such carvings as creations of the devil.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby's online site and consultant with various sale houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on as an old friend. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 14 lbs 8 oz in a 16 x 12 x 10 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!
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