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canoe stern figure ?

The black varnish has worn away on the belly, nose and front of the arms and legs. Two old labels read 'Aitutaki' and E.360 and a painted label also reads E360. CULT unknown late 18th century Aitutaki, Cook Islands Polynesia This figure has the stylised face and elongated eyes typical of the idols of the Cook Islands. Its swollen belly is decorated with zigzags, indicating that the figure is from …