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On display
human history
  • Common Name
    carvings in houses
  • Other Name

    carved post (English)

  • Description

    This tekoteko has a long naturalistic face, with facial moko in black paint and hat on his head. He has three-fingered hands that rest on the stomach, spirals on the shoulders and whakarare on the chest and lower half of the body. This full-length figure is standing on a stylised head that has carved details in red and black.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    22047 (ethnology)

    54543 (ethnology)

    1384 (Taonga Database)

    1401 (Taonga Database)

    1993.97 (accession number)

  • Department
  • Display Room
Tekoteko, 1935.243, 22047, 54543, 1384, 1401, 1993.97,… … Read more

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  • Display location

    Maori Court West

  • Last Update
    27 Nov 2020

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