- Museum number
Carved door-jamb (whakawae) made of wood, the carving incorporates two figures with haliotis shell inlay.
Height: 96 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
Depth: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
Two wooden, solid figures, one above another, with naturalistic plain bodies and legs, wheku faces with spirals and whakarare; three-fingered hands, upper figure on hips, lower on stomach. Circular haliotis-shell inlay in eyes, and knees.
Manaia and takarangi spirals in openwork on one side.
Provenance: Purchased from Mrs Howie (Te Rangi Pai).
Register: ‘Doorjamb (waewae) of a meeting house. TT Barrow.’
Comments: East Coast, 1880s. Most likely by the same carver as 141 (1901-41), 142 (1901-42) and 149 (1901-39), and from the same house. Lower part of figure 142 (1901- 42) and possibly a pair with 141 (1901-41) (RN).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017-2018, 04 Oct- 29 Jan, Paris, France, Centre Pompidou, André Derain
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Mrs Howie (Te Rangi Pai)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1901C3.40 (old CDMS no.)