University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number: 29-93-15A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Zealand
Height: 14.5cm
Length: 72cm
Width: 20cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other NumberGBG 25 - Gordon Number


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.


[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 231, 234View Objects cited in this Publication

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