19TH C. FIJIAN "TOTOKIA" OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS W/ CARVED EYES!
Origin: (Provenance: Purchased at Arte Primitivo in New York 20 years ago.)
Period/Date: Early to mid 19th Century
Materials: Vesi Ironwood
Description: This is the finest example I've ever owed, and its certainly one of the best I've ever seen. Its quality, weight and scale is stunning! The circumference around the head is 21 inches! Its handle terminal is gorgeous the way it flares and the handgrip carving is outstanding. But its special feature is the 4 carved circles on the head, where a pair of eyes look out at you no matter which way you turn it. It has everything going for it including rich color. Hopefully can get a feel for its splendor and "mana" from the photos. A custom stand maybe ordered for a fee.
Dimensions: Length 34" (86.5 cm), Overall Width from neck to point 11" (28 cm), Circumference of head 21" (53.5 cm)!!, width of head 6.5" (16.5 cm)
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