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Building Fragment

Native NameWhatitoka
Object Number:P3222A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Tai Rawhiti Area (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 48 cm
Width: 64 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912

Description

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?).

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: Plate 216, a and bView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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