Rare Marquesas Island Artifact Bone Tiki Ivi Po'o Figure - Ex French Collection For Sale
RARE MARQUESAS ISLAND ARTIFACT Bone Tiki Ivi Po'o Figure - ex French Collection
Fresh French Collection Find, this Incredible Ivi Po'o is masterfully carved and has a deep old patina.
About Ivi Po'o (Museum of New Zealand Website):"This ivi po'o (small bone cylinder) comes from the Marquesas Islands. Ivi po'o are a form of personal adornment that could be plain or intricately decorated.Tiki ivi po'o are believed to represent ancestral deities.Tiki ivi po'o were popular adornments. People wore them around their necks on cord or in their hair. They also attached them to all manner of objects to decorate them. They were tied to shell trumpets and incorporated into the design of fan handles and other treasured household items."
Ivi Po'o 1 1/2" x 1" inches
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Rare Marquesas Island Artifact Bone Tiki Ivi Po'o Figure - Ex French Collection: $454