Gable Figure (Tekoteko)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, paua shell, pigment
12 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (31.4 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Maori (Rongowhakaata). Gable Figure (Tekoteko), ca. 1850-1860. Wood, paua shell, pigment, 12 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (31.4 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.216. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.216_bw.jpg)
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Small carved wooden figure with shell eyes and elaborate carved decoration; colored with black paint, with traces of granular red and white pigment
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