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Pair of Bookends

2006.44.3624 (RS161322)

Description

Pair of Maori (from New Zealand/ Aotearoa) carved wooden figures with shell eyes.The two figures are crudely carved but incorporate Maori design motifs of a three-fingered hand, protruding tongue, and shell eyes. These figures were made for the tourist trade and may have been bookends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New Zealand
Descriptive terms
Bookend
figures (representations)
Possibly bookends
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
2006.44.3624
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269768

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