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Feather Box

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

Description

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."

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. 234View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 11. no. 4. pg. 212-244 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 233View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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