Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number P2312A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Oval, with rounded bottom. Small heads (one rudimentary) at ends for handles. Bottom covered with carved designs, including spirals (koru) and notches framed by parallel grooves (pakati). Oval lid (B), covered with patterns similar to those on bottom of box. Chipped at both ends.

Height 6.5 cm
Length 39 cm
Width 9.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number 20695 - Dealer's Number | P2312 - Old Museum Number

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