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Anaha Te Rahui, the Celebrated Carver of Rotorua

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  • Description
    Ānaha Te Rāhui, Ngāti Tarāwhai.
    Costume of korowai (Māori cloak), hei tiki (greenstone figural pendant), two huia feathers adorning the hair, and kuru (greenstone ear pendant).
  • Identifier
    PD-1951-1-12, 51/1.12
  • Collection area
  • Record richness
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Catalogue

  • Catalogue title
    Anaha Te Rahui, the Celebrated Carver of Rotorua
  • Identifiers
    • 51/1.12  (Accession Number)
    • PD-1951-1-12  (Reference Number)
  • Signature/marks
    C.F. Goldie. Auckland NZ 1908  (Signature)
  • Description
    Ānaha Te Rāhui, Ngāti Tarāwhai. Costume of korowai (Māori cloak), hei tiki (greenstone figural pendant), two huia feathers adorning the hair, and kuru (greenstone ear pendant).
  • Collection
  • Physical description
    765 mm. x 640 mm.
  • Production
  • Medium
    Oil on canvas
  • Format
  • Subject
    • Kuru pounamu  (Maori Subject)
    • Korowai  (Maori Subject)
    • Huia  (Maori Subject)
    • Te Rahui, Anaha Kepa, d. 1913  (General Subject)
    • Hei tiki  (Maori Subject)
    • Ngati Tarawhai (New Zealand people)--Portraits  (General Subject)
  • Availability
    • For cultural reasons, copying or reproducing this item requires specific permission. Please contact us for more information.  (Copyright)
    • Access by appointment  (Access Notes)
  • Citation
    Goldie, C. F. (1908) Ānaha Te Rāhui, the Celebrated Carver of Rotorua. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PD-1951-1-12.
  • Notes
    • Original frame.
    • Celebrated carver of Ngāti Tarāwhai, hapu of Te Arawa. One of those responsible for carving the pou in the meeting house "Rangi-tihi", Auckland Museum Collection. For more details see The people of many peaks: Maori biographies from the Dictionary of NZ biography. Vol 1, p.238-239. See also Blackley (1997) p. 187.
    • One of two portraits of Anaha Te Rahui by Goldie. see PD-1951-1-11.
    • A Goldie autograph copy of this work, dated 1909 was acquired in 2005 by Te Papa Tongarewa. See Taylor p. 207.
    • First shown at Auckland Society of Arts exhibition 1908 with title 'Anaha Te Rahui, the Celebrated Carver of Rotorua'. Price £84.
    • 1947 estate valuation £100

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