Lei poʻo (Head Lei)
Credit LinePurchase from F. G. Speck
Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Hawaiian) artist, Lei poʻo (Head Lei), Early 1900s. Shells and cord; 9 1/2 in. dia. Denver Art Museum: Dr. and Mrs. Frank G. Speck, 1948.655
Dimensionslength: 11.25 in, 28.5750 cm; depth: 1 in, 2.5400 cm; diameter: 9.5 in, 24.1300 cm
CollectionArts of Oceania
This object is currently on view
Known ProvenanceGloucester, MA before 1948; Frank Gouldsmith Speck [November 8, 1881 – February 6, 1950], University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia before 1948; Denver Art Museum, October 7, 1948.
- “Islands Beyond Blue: Niki Hastings-McFall & Treasures from Oceania” — Denver Art Museum, 5/14/2023