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Wooden openwork lintel, pare. Central figure of Ngati Porou ruru type: haliotis-shell eyes, spirals on shoulders and hips, cat’s-eye shell inset to right of head. Takarangi spirals, manaia faces with haliotis-shell eyes and jaws upward at each end.
- Production date
- 1850s (?)
Width: 87.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information from Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010, no.132:
Comments: East Coast, crude, disjointed carving (RN); Hawke’s Bay, c.1850 (DRS).
References: Archey 1962: pl. 57A; Simmons 2001: 127.
- Not on display
- 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 (Dept. of Ethnography correspondence dated 18.4.1996)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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