two figures; larger human figure carved in the round; hand with four fingers held at chest and stomach; eyes and mouth inlaid with mother-of-pearl; arms, legs and face carved with geometric patterns of circles and bands; larger figure stands on top of a much smaller, more representative figure with three fingers and tongue hanging out, overall rectangular in shape

Tekoteko, 18th century

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Maori New Zealand, Tekoteko Figure (#214)
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Title
Tekoteko
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.152
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two figures; larger human figure carved in the round; hand with four fingers held at chest and stomach; eyes and mouth inlaid with mother-of-pearl; arms, legs and face carved with geometric patterns of circles and bands; larger figure stands on top of a much smaller, more representative figure with three fingers and tongue hanging out, overall rectangular in shape