Building Fragment


From: New Zealand | Tai Rawhiti Area (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Whatitoka
Object Number P3222A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand | Tai Rawhiti Area (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Female figure in relief: tongue out, four-fingered hands on chest, legs with three-toed feet flexed. Flanked, originally, by two fully-carved figures, in profile one above the other, on each side. Head of top figure on right side missing, head of top figure on left detached. Lower figure on left missing. Reverse: large face, in relief. Whole object very much damaged: appears to have been coated with wax (to arrest deterioration?).

Height 48 cm
Width 64 cm
Depth 12 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912

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