Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number 29-93-42A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Waka Huia. Oval. Small head in the round at each end for handle. Entire outer surface covered with rauponga pattern (rows of dog-tooth notches surrounded by parallel grooves and ridges) in large spirals. Cracked.

Length 42 cm
Width 12.5 cm
Depth 9 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number GBG 27 - Gordon Number

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