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Feather Box

Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number:29-93-15A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 72 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number:GBG 25 - Gordon Number

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.

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 11. no. 4. pg. 212-244 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 231, 234 (Fig. 99 )View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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