Arts of the Pacific Islands
late 19th century
18 7/8 x 31 1/2 in. (48 x 80 cm)
fragment: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) (show scale)
Front: “Potu ma Latalo nae na_kai kia manatai mai ekoe / mautolu ne ne tao_lia leoe ma Latao n(m?)ae”
Back: “Potu nae toe talia ni etalu(Etafu?) ti Ofi ifo ai a / fi me ki Alofi ma Patu nae me ?loa nako / nei ne ?loa naka(o?) / nei ne teuteri ai amautolu ki ofi ki Alofi n / nae”
Fragment: "nautol(ie?)...i koe e ma(i?) nae Patu mo Latalo"
Gift of Appleton Sturgis
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Possibly Niuean. Poncho (Tiputa), late 19th century. Barkcloth, pigment, 18 7/8 x 31 1/2 in. (48 x 80 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Appleton Sturgis, 35.2237. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.35.2237.jpg)
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