- Museum number
Male figure, part of a door-jamb (whakawae) made of wood, with carved tattoo markings on face. Haliotis shell inlay in eyes and discs on knees.
- Production date
- 1880s (?)
Height: 54.50 centimetres
Width: 10.50 centimetres
Depth: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
142 Plate 37
Door jamb, whakawae
1901-42. Height 54.5 cm.
Wooden, solid figure: naturalistic plain body and legs, three-fingered hands on stomach, naturalistic face with male tattoo. Oval haliotis-shell eyes and haliotis-shell circles on knees. Sawn off below feet. Marked in black ink on back: ‘Louis Sheriff Gisborne’.
Provenance: Purchased from Mrs Howie (Te Rangi Pai).
Comments: East Coast; 1880s, most likely by the same carver as 140 (1901-40), 141 (1901-41) and 149 (1901-39), and from the same house (RN); nineteenth century (DRS). Upper part of figure 140 (1901- 40) and possibly pair with 141 (1901-41) (RN).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1901C3.42 (old CDMS no.)