|Native Name||Waka Huia|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from the J. C. Stevens Auction Rooms, 1912|
|Other Number:||48a - Dealer's Number|
Wooden box for storing huia feathers and small ornaments. Rectangular. Human figures with inlaid shell eyes as handles on short sides. Surface decoration consisting of dog-tooth notches and parallel ridges (rauponga). Late 19th century Arawa. Rectangular lid (B). Purchased at auction from J. C. Stevens, London, on April 16, 1912. The catalogue description reads as follows: "Wakahuia, a carved box for ornaments and tail feathers of the Huia bird literally a jewel box, 18 1/2 in. in length. The handles comprise two figures in high relief, there are two heads on the lid. This box was brought from New Zealand to England in H.M.S. Alligator in 1834; of unusual and quaint design."
|[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 237||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Catalogue, Auction] 16 Apr 1912. MAORI Weapons, Implements, Ornaments, Robes to be sold at the Auction Rooms of Mr. J. .C. STEVENS.. London. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 10, No. 6 and p. 11, Lot 48a||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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