Photograph (black and white); two Maori wooden carvings probably from a pataka (storehouse); a whakapakoko (statue) of a female figure with child; three putatara (conch shell trumpets); a rou kakahi (mussel dredge); a toko whakapapa/tokotoko (walking sticks, orator's aids) (possibly two); a ngutu taha (calabash mouthpiece); a mauri (stone of spiritual significance), possibly that named Marutuahu.
Gelatin silver print
- Photographed in: Auckland
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand,North Island,Auckland (region),Auckland (city))
- Height: 15.2 centimetres
- Width: 20.4 centimetres
Inscription Content[reading from right to left]
ROU KAKHI, [illegible], deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
NGUTU [object covers label], Carved [object covers label] of Cala[?], deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
PATUTU PATAKS, carved board from the front of a Pataka or village storehouse, deposited by Capt Gilbert Main.
Inscription Commentlabels below objects on display
Josiah Martin, Auckland [signature]
Inscription Commentphotochemically inscribed & scratched into surface
The objects in this photograph were collected by Captain Gilbert Mair and were acquired by Auckland Museum in 1890 and displayed in a gallery.
List of objects from left to right identified from Auckland Museum database:
1) Taua, Toko whakapapa - carved walking stick, from Ohinemutu, Rotorua, belonged to Haere Huka of Te Arawa.
2) Epa - Pataka carving from a ‘Marae’ on Mokoia Island, carved by Totorere.
3) Whakapakoko - Madonna and child, wooden figurative carving.
4) Patutu pataka - Pataka doorway from a ‘Marae’.
5) Three Putatara - conch shell trumpets.
6) A wooden Ngutu taha - mouth of calabash (body ornament), from Urewera, Bay of Plenty.
7) Rou Kakahi – a dredge, from Rotoiti, Rotorua.
8) A round stone carving or Marutuahu, Mauri - Mauri, from Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty.
9) Walking stick[?].Related image: this image can also be found in Oc,B81.32
- Associated with: New Zealand
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand)
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 897 (Josiah Martin photographic series)
Photograph (black and white); two Maori wooden carvings from a 'Marae' (meeting house); a wooden female figure with child; three conch shell trumpets; a dredge; two walking sticks; a body ornament; a stone carving Gelatin silver print
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Object reference number: EPF89798
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