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  • Other Name

    Tu'i Tonga, Tu'i Ha'atakalaua, Tu'i Kanokupolu (given name)

  • Description

    Three varnished wooden discs, each painted with an abstract portrait in white acrylic. Each portrait represents and is titled after one of the three Tongan royal lines - Tu’i Tonga, Tu’i Ha’atakalaua and Tu’i Kanokupolu. The portraits are inspired by abstract figures found on decorated Tongan pōvai or clubs.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    2015.33.1
  • Accession Date
    03 Jun 2015
  • Other Id

    56762 (ethnology)

  • Department
Triptych; 2015.33.1

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