Object photography

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Object description

  • Marquesan artist
  • Carved arm, 19th century
  • Wood
  • Marquesas Islands
  • H: 30 1/2 in, W: 5 in, D: 12 1/2 in (H: 77.5 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 31.7 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1915
  • E16063

DESCRIPTION

This is a carved wooden arm with outstretched hand. The arm is decorated with carved tattoo designs.

Exhibition History

  • Upcoming Exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; 2015 through Present
  • Body Art: Marks of Identity, American Museum of Natural History; November 29, 1999 through May 29, 2000
  • Skin Deep - the tattoo exhibition, National Maritime Museum; March 22, 2002 through September 30, 2002