Lot 1

Oceanic Art: A rare collection of Southern Cook Islands carved whale bone pendant ornaments from a necklace (Rei), probably 18th/19th century, Mangaia, Austral Islands

Description:

Oceanic Art: A rare collection of Southern Cook Islands carved whale bone pendant ornaments from a necklace (Rei), probably 18th/19th century, Mangaia, Austral Islands. These carvings would have been suspended at regular intervals from a woven cord typically made of human hair and coconut fibres. (8 items). 1.9 in (4.8 cm) length of longest piece.

Auction Date: July 2018

Estimate:

£800 - £1200

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