Description

This very finely carved staff or walking stick has an excellent deep reddish-brown patina. The top section is dominated by a finely-rendered ancestor figure. The figure has extensive facial and body tattooing.

PLACE OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Circa 1870
PERIOD: 19th Century
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 48 in. (122 cm)
WIDTH: 1.5 in. (4 cm)
DEPTH: 5 in. (13 cm)
Weight .7 kg