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Maori figure (Tekoteko)

There are several cracks running through the figure and a chip on the belly. CULT Maori, Rangitani tribe late 18th century New Zealand Polynesia This Maori carving of a standing female figure has an elongated head with rounded eyes set on the sides of the head, rounded lips and flared nostrils. She wears a topknot and has three-fingered hands folded on her belly as a symbol of conception. These is…