- Museum number
Window edging; carving in form of three human figures, made of wood.
- Production date
- 19thC (?)
Diameter: 12.40 centimetres
Height: 80 centimetres
Width: 13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
145 Plate 39
Pair of door jambs, whakawae
1944 oc.2.803a and b. Height 79 cm.
Pair of solid wooden carvings with three wheku-face figures on each, both top figures with heads cut off or broken away; all figures with large three-fingered hands on chests; sex not indicated. On one side of each set of figures: spirals and manaia. No surface ornamentation.
Provenance: Beasley Collection. Beasley no. 652.
Comments: East Coast (RN); nineteenth century (DRS).
Beasley catalogue: 652, registered 5 July 12, ‘A pair of carved wood door jams “Whaka-wae” belonging to a carved store house “Pakata” [pataka?]. From a Sale at Regents Park near Southampton. Bought Henry F. Hope. Castle St Christchurch.’
- On display (G24/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1998 27 June-7-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 652 (Original Beasley Collection Number)