University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-15B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other NumberGBG 25 - Gordon Number

Description

Lid for feather box 29-92-15A. Oval. Fairly deep. High relief human figures both ends. Rest of surface covered with overall rauponga carving (rows of dog-tooth notches surrounded by parallel grooves and ridges) in large spirals. Inside the numeral 25 [Gordon number]. Three pairs of small holes, one near one end, two near the other.


Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 231View Objects cited in this Publication

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