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Grusenmeyer & Woliner presents The Rockefeller Ceremonial Maori Adze, Toki poutangata @BRAFA 2017

Ceremonial Maori adze
Carved wood, greenstone, fiber
Maori, New Zealand
H 31 x W 38 cm
Provenance: collection Dr. Ralph Linton, New Haven, Connecticut; John J. Klejman, New York; collection Nelson A. Rockefeller, acquired on 22 March 1956; Museum of Primitive Art, New York, April 1967, donation of Nelson A. Rockefeller (permanent loan since August 1956), inv. n° 56-15; Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 4 May 1967, n° 57; private collection, Belgium; private collection, Paris 

Literature: Museum of Primitive Art, New York, ‘Figure Sculpture from Polynesia in the Collection of the Museum of Primitive Art’, 1961, n° 6; Guiart, ‘Océanie’, 1963, p. 361, n° 374
Exhibitions: ‘Selected Works from the Collection’, Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 19 February 1958–January 1959, n° 33; ‘Figure Sculpture from Polynesia in the Collection of the Museum of Primitive Art’, Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 19 July-31 December 1961; ‘One World’, El Paso Museum of Art, 12 March-15 May 1966

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