Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number P2240A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Oval, with curved bottom. Head with protruding tongue as handle at one end, incompletely carved head at other. On bottom, at each end, a female figure with three-fingered hands on knees. Oval lid (B). East coast style.

Length 45 cm
Width 12 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number 16438 - Dealer's Number | P2240 - Old Museum Number

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