Posted by: nativeiowan | January 3, 2010

Makira Man

Hardwood with carved inlay. Makira. 19c. 300mm.

Obviously used as some form of “offering” bowl as the top of the head is carved out for some distinct purpose.

This piece has every appearance of being a pre-first-contact artifact. I have very little info on it. Will send word out for more info.

Highlights include the intricate carved inlay work. Need to learn what these particular designs represent.

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  1. this is really cool!!! love the details on it!


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