Lot 179A: A fine Tongan neck rest with shell inlay

A fine Tongan neck rest with shell inlay. Tonga. L: 17". Of classical Kali Hahapo form, the pillow with three inset pieces of shell, the whole very finely and thinly carved with excellent patina and signs of use. Ex. Private CA collection Ex. Jeffrey Dhyne author of “Tongan Headrests: Notes on Terminology and Function”; “The Journal of the PolynesianSociety”, Volume #108, Number 4.


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