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Patutu pataka

human history
  • Common Name
    carvings in houses
  • Other Name

    carved slab of storehouse (descriptive name)

  • Description

    This pou from the pataka (storehouse) doorway features a figure carved with taratara-a-kae and spirals, facing the left. One hand rests on the stomach and the other is held to the mouth. Small paua shells have been inserted into the eyes, although one is missing. The entire pou has been painted red.

  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    21 (ethnology)

    846 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
patutu pataka, 21

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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