Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number 29-93-36A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Bottom of box with a human figure carved in relief at each end, the heads serving as handles. Rest of bottom covered with rauponga pattern (dog-tooth notches inside parallel grooves and ridges). Red paint in lines of notches. Written inside: GBG [George Byron Gordon] and the numeral 26 [Gordon number].

Length 63 cm
Width 16.5 cm
Depth 9 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number GBG 26 - Gordon Number

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