Carved Chief's Gorget, "Rei Miro" and Carved Board

Carved Chief's Gorget, "Rei Miro" and Carved Board
Lot #: 20
Carved Chief's Gorget, "Rei Miro" and Carved Board

Crescentic gorget of miro wood made by Bene Aukara. Inlaid obsidian and shell eyes. Also called a "boat pectoral" and a "moon pectoral". Ht 8" W 25". Carved rectangular miro wood Rongo Rongo board. Incised pictographic writing. Ht. 3 1/2" L 8 1/4"

Provenance
Acquired in Rapa Nui, Oceania, 1991. The estate of Dr. Frederick J. Dockstader, New York, New York. 
Auction Date
Jun 17, 2020
Estimate: $200-$400

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