19th Century Marquesas Island Ear Ornament
A 19th Century Marquesas Island ear ornament has been stolen from a client of Galerie Meyer in Paris, France.
A large ha’akai, or ear ornament. The spur is set into the base plate instead of being carved in-one as is the norm. Marquesas Islands, Polynesia. Sperm-whale tooth (physeter catodon) and fiber. Early to mid 19th century. 10 x 8.2 x 3.8 cm. The figure is 3 cm high.
Please contact either Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art 17 Rue des Beaux-Arts Paris 75006 France TEL: (+ 33) (0) 1 43 54 85 74, FAX: (+ 33) (0) 1 43 54 11 12, MOBILE: (+ 33) (0) 6 80 10 80 22, AJPMEYER@aol.com or contact your local Police if you see this piece or are offered it for sale. a reward is offered for the return of the piece or information allowing the complete recovery of the item. Legal pursuit will be abandoned in exchange for the return of the art work in good condition.