Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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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

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 14.5 cm
Length 72 cm
Width 20 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number GBG 25 - Gordon Number

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