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Feather Box

Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number:P3204A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Length: 48 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:23688 - Dealer's Number

Description

Long oval carved wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Waka Huia. Human heads with inlaid shell eyes as handles at ends, tongues curled back into box. Surface decoration consisting of dog-tooth notches and parallel ridges (rauponga). "Taranaki, Pakati [pattern]."

Bibliography:

[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. 237View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Sebbelov, Gerda. Jun 1911. "The E.W. Clark Collection: New Zealand". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 2. no. 2. pg. 30-42 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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