- Museum number
Doorway lintel (carved) made of wood.
- Production date
- 1700-1820 (?)
Length: 81 centimetres
Width: 30 centimetres
Depth: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
127, plate 34
Wooden lintel: solid, only pierced occasionally, stained red. Central female wheku figure with large vulva, threefingered hands, left on chest, right on stomach. Terminal manaia not sexed. Surface decoration in some rauponga, but mostly ritorito on plain spirals, i.e. pungawerewere.
Provenance: Presented by H. Cuming.
Comments: East Coast/Poverty Bay/ North Auckland, eighteenth century to 1820s (RN); Bay of Islands, c.1820 (DRS).
References: Archey 1933: 176, pl. 10c; Archey 1977: 27, fig. 34; Simmons 2001: 71. 128 Plate 34
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, BM, Maori
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc????D19.87 (old CDMS no.)