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Door lintel carving (pare)
Door lintel carving (pare)
Date:
late 19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 31
Century:
Media:
Wood, Abalone Shell (paua)
Dimensions:
21 x 59 1/2 x 2 5/8 (53.3 x 151.1 x 6.7 cm)
Object Type:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Maori People; Ngati Porou Tribe; Räkau Iwi Style, Possibly Carved By Ngätoto
Accession Number:
71.19.2
Acquisition Date:
1971-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, M.H. de Young Art Trust Fund

spirals with two crouching figures, arms up, tongues out
Made between 1860-1880; Ngati Porou work from between Gisborne and East Cape; perhaps the carver was Tamati Ngakaho of Waiapu. The style of carving is known as Iwirakau.

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