Wood Carving

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Rectangular piece of wood w/ raised intricate curvilinear carving. abstract humanoid w/ rounded shapes and incised spiral patterns forming head and body. eye formed by mother-of-pearl inlay w/in oval shape. rest of wood (non-carved portion) stained brownish-red and is flat. small hole drilled through 1 end of board.

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  • Title: Wood Carving
  • Location: New Zealand, Polynesia
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 43cm, 43.7cm W: 14cm, 15cm H: 2.1cm
  • Type: Wood Carving
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E428754
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Date Collected: 1969
  • Accession Date: 1998-03-26