Lot 179: A fine Tongan Tapa Pounder

A fine Tongan Tapa Pounder. Tonga, H: 11.5" An 'Ike' of common form; the tapered handle widening to the but, the squared beating edges with three sides of ribbed design and a single smooth side. The overall patina fine and glossy with signs of handling and use. Ex. West Coast private collection; Ex. Jeffrey Dhyne author of "Tongan Headrests: Notes on Terminology and Function"; "The Journal of the Polynesian Society", Volume #108, Number 4

Price Realized: $750

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