- Museum number
Wooden figure from a door-jamb (whakawae) carved, with haliotis shell discs inlaid into the eyes and legs.
- Production date
- 1880s (?)
Height: 38.50 centimetres
Width: 9.70 centimetres
Depth: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
Wooden standing figure, blackened. Wheku face with spirals and whakarare, plain body, three-fingered hands on lower stomach, legs cut off below knees; circular haliotisshell inlay in eyes and knees. Marked in black ink on back of head and legs: ‘Claude Sheriff Gisborne’.
Provenance: Purchased from Mrs Howie (Te Rangi Pai).
Comments: East Coast; 1880s, most likely by the same carver as 140 (1901-40),
142 (1901-42) and 149 (1901-39), and from the same house (RN); nineteenth century (DRS). Either middle figure of whakawae which is pair with 140 (1901-40) and 142 (1901-42) or part of window frame (RN).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1901C3.41 (old CDMS no.)