Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number P3204A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Shell

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]."

Length 48 cm
Width 13.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 23688 - Dealer's Number

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