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Feather Box

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Native Name:
Waka Huia
Object Number:
29-93-15A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Maori
Provenience:
New Zealand
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Description:
Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Oval. High relief human figures both ends, serving as handles. Rest of surface covered with overall rauponga carving (rows of dog-tooth notches surrounded by parallel grooves and ridges) in large spirals. Inside the numeral 25 and GBG 25 [George Byron Gordon 25]. Pairs of small holes drilled hear rim at each end.
Height:
14.5cm
Length:
72cm
Width:
20cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other Number:
GBG 25   -   Gordon Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 231, 234
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