Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number 29-93-14A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

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.

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

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