A beautifully carved Marquesas wooden bowl, tropical hardwood. The broad interior of the bowl is smooth. The exterior is highly ornamented throughout with low-relief geometric designs. Five wedge-shaped sections radiate out from the center of the base. The bowl sports beautiful patina and is in excellent condition, save for three tiny hairlines that are very hard to see. Early 20th century, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.
Dimensions: 10” diameter x 3½” high
Item No. 190136