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Feather Box

Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number:29-93-14A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 72 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number:GBG 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, 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: p. 230 (Fig. 98)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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 CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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