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Feather Box

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

Description

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].

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. 235 (C) (middle bottom) and (D) (second from bottom)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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