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Carved lintel (pare) made of wood, inlaid with haliotis shell. Three carved figures.
Length: 106 centimetres
Width: 36.50 centimetres
Depth: 5.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
136 Plate 36
1927.11-19.3. Width 106 cm.
Wooden openwork lintel, paint stripped. Three wheku figures, arms raised, unsexed, takarangi spirals, plain base. Rauponga spirals on shoulders and hips of central figure and on shoulders of one to its left, pakura on arms and legs of central figure and on arms of one to its left; figure to right of central figure plain. All figures with haliotis-shell eyes (one missing).
Provenance: Reid/Capt. Luce Collection.
Comments: Mataatua style, 1860s (RN); Bay of Plenty, 1860–80 (DRS).
References: Archey 1962: pl. 54A; Joyce 1928: 103–4, pl. lxviiia; Simmons 2001: 171.
- On display (G24/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1998 27 June-7-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register information: 'Given by Mrs M. Reid. Collected by Capt. J.P. Luce, R.N., the donor's father when in command of H.M.S. Esk, and brought to England in 1867.'
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