Feather Box


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Waka Huia
Object Number P3112.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Shell | Pigment

Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Waka Huia. Oval, very large. Carved heads as handles, bodies in high relief on bottom. Surface decoration consisting of dog-tooth notches and parallel ridges (rauponga), with a large spiral at center. "Steel tools. East Coast style."

Length 48 cm
Width 14 cm
Depth 7.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 30842 - Dealer's Number | P3112A - Old Museum Number

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