Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number P3112.3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

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."

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

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