- Museum number
Door jamb (whakawae) with three carved figures made of wood, with inlaid haliotis shell eyes. Varnished.
Height: 103 centimetres
Width: 12 centimetres
Depth: 6 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
144 Plate 38
Door jamb, whakawae
1894.7-16.5. Height 103 cm.
Three solid wooden figures, arranged vertically, varnished. Two upper figures are wheku-faced, lower is ruru with ear plugs; whakarare, rauponga and spirals on faces with haliotis-shell eyes; pungawerewere spirals on shoulders and hips; hands on trunk, except for lowest figure with hands on hips.
Provenance: Lady Sudeley Collection.
Comments: Poverty Bay/ Rongowhakaata, 1820s–40s (RN); East Coast, nineteenth century (DRS). Pair with figure 143 (1894.7-16.4); close but not exact match, probably by different carvers (RN).
One of a pair, with Oc1894,0716.4.
- On display (G24/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Lady Ada Sudeley. Collected by her uncle, the Hon. Algernon Tollemache in New Zealand, probably between 1850 and 1873. (letter dated 18.4.1996)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number