negative(black and white)
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Negative (black and white); portrait of a Tūhoe chief, Tepairi Oterangi, standing in front of his carved whare (house); he wears a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak) and a piupiu (flax skirt), and holds a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff); Waimana Valley, New Zealand.
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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,B127.22 is a print of this image and is associated with an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
An elderly man, Polynesian type, his person tall, very fit, with the diginity and touchiness of a well-descended chief, Tepairi was dwelling alone in the midst of his admirers and relationships in the village. He was not the least unpopular, yet his power was nothing. Note the chief's superiour cloak.
W. Kissling (1939) "
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 26 (Film negative roll number)