negative(black and white)
- Museum number
Negative (black and white); a Tūhoe chief, Tepairi Oterangi, in front of his carved whare (house); he wears a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak) and a piupiu (flax skirt), and holds a close-fighting weapon in one hand; Waimana Valley, New Zealand.
- Production date
Height: 3.70 centimetres
Width: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Related images: this image is on a roll of film negatives of thirty nine images (Oc,F.N.3879 through 3917). The roll was in a cardboard canister labelled with the number "5 A3967 W Kissling"; which was in a wooden box bearing a label with the inscription: "MAORI NEGATIVES Property of Dr. Werner Kissling"
Oc,B127 and Oc,B128 are additionally part of this collection of images from New Zealand by Werner Kissling taken in the late 1930's. Some of the same Kissling images can be found in the photographic collection of the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Image Oc,B127.29 is an image of the same scene and is associated with an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
The adze is clearly distinguishable in the steel blade of a medium size adze the chief is showing, no doubt as evidence of Maori adaptability of which the people are rightly proud. At the end of his visit the writer was presented with a splendidly finished stone TOKI, at one time the most common type which the people had readily abandoned.
W. Kissling (1939)."
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 16 (Film negative roll number)