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Lintel Fragment

Object Number:P3222
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Poverty Bay
Date Made: 19th century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1900
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 42 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:24345 - Dealer's Number
44 - Dealer's Number

Description

Pare fragment. Figure from a meeting house lintel (pare). Aitanga a Mahaki, late 18th century. Female, tongue protruding, arms upraised, covered with incised designs, including many spirals. On openwork lattice, broken off on both sides. Another, similar fragment from the same pare is in the National Museum of New Zealand /Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Mead, Sidney M. 1984. Te Maori.. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 214View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 227 b (bottom) and Pl. 228View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1967. The Sculpture of Polynesia.. The Art Institute of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 74-75, No. 91View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Guiart, Jean. 1963. The Arts of the South Pacific.. New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 355, No.365View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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