- Museum number
Door-jamb (whakawae) carved in form of two human figures, made of wood, shell.
- Production date
- 1870s (?)
Height: 69.50 centimetres
Width: 8.50 centimetres
Depth: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
103 Plate 24
Door jamb, whakawae
1944 oc.2.804. Height 69.5 cm.
Two wooden figures, one atop another, varnished; lower figure female, both whekufaced with notched haliotis eyes and large teeth, three-fingered hands on stomach, plain spirals on shoulders, hips and knees, rauponga on faces and limbs. Flange of takarangi spiral sawn off on right-hand side of figures.
Provenance: Beasley Collection. Beasley no. 1727.
Register: ‘“Old carving with deified ancestors from interior of council house’,
‘Post for doorway of a Pataka, from Hokianga, 1883”, “From S(?) Hokianga, N. Isd in 1838” – old labels.’
Comments: East Coast; 1870s (RN); nineteenth century (DRS).
Beasley catalogue: 1727, registered 22 February 1926, ‘The Lieut. Colonel Gaskell collection. The left Hand door Post of a Pataka or storehouse... Bt Glendinnings Rooms. Lot 176.’
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 1727 (Original Beasley Collection Number)