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Feather Box

Native NameWaka Huia
Object Number:P3112.3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 40.5 cm
Width: 9.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:29635 - Dealer's Number
P3112B - Old Museum Number

Description

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Waka Huia. Long oval, with carved heads (1/2 on lid, 1/2 on bottom) as handles. Surface decoration consisting of dog-tooth notches and parallel ridges (rauponga) - multiple spirals. Bottom and lid equally deep - hard to tell which is which. "Steel tools. Heads have ridges on foreheads which suggest northern origin."

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. 234View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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