RARE NUKUORO ATOLL TINO AITU FIGURE, CAROLINE ISLANDS!!

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 12,2009
  • Channel: Online Auction

ABSTRACT NUKUORO ATOLL FIGURE, CAROLINE ISLANDS

Origin/ Tribe : Micronesia, Caroline Islands, Nukuoro Atoll
Age : Likely early 20th century
Materials : Hardwood
Size : Height 15.5" (39.5 cm), Width 4" (10 cm)
Provenance : From a San Francisco Bay Area Collecion
Description : This iconic sculpture known as "tino aitu" would have been made for sale sometime in the early 20th century. It is handsome and powerful in its abstraction and has some interesting features like the oval head with beak-like mouth. Few of these are ever seen for sale so even one of this vintage has merit. The wood is a honey brown color and has acquired a varied mellow patina. In good condition with some minor dings.

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