Stilt Step

Marquesas Island
19th Century
Previous Collection: Frieda and Milton Rosenthal Collection

This superbly sculpted stilt-step is an iconic image in Oceanic Art. The figure is classically carved with great tension in the body and wonderful curvature in the back. There is a beautiful deep line pattern carved all over the figure and extending upwards to the top of the step. The back of the step shows incredible wear from decades of use.

This Step stands 9 inches in height.

SOLD / IN 5-8-09