Taihu - Figurehead of war boat

Taihu - Polena di imbarcazione da guerra

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C.D.A.462, Legato Cap.E.A. D'Albertis, 1932


Second half of 19th century

The protrusion of language, an expressive act present in almost all Polynesia with different meanings, for Maoris is simultaneously an act of challenge and protection from harmful forces. The back is missing.