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Feather Box

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

Description

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.

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. 234 C (second from bottom) (side view) and D (bottom) (detail)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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