University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number: 29-93-14A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 14.5cm
Length: 72cm
Width: 20cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other NumberGBG 18 - Gordon Number

Description

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Oval. Carving on bottom includes high relief female figures at the ends, and surface decoration consisting of dog-tooth notches and parallel ridges (rauponga), with four large spirals.


Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 230View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko".View Objects cited in this Publication

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