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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.
wood (plant material)
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Pacific Island Group
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation