Feather Box ( wakahuia) decorated with two protruding Manaia Faces (mythical bird-like figure)

Unidentified Maori maker

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collected 19th century

Wood and paua shell

Overall: 20 1/4 × 2 15/16 × 4 1/4 in. (51.5 × 7.5 × 10.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired by exchange from the Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

54.68.13228

Geography

Place Made: New Zealand, Polynesia, Oceania

Period

19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Box

Research Area

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Polynesian Tapa: Decorated Barkcloth from Tonga and Samoa, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Robert Welsch, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 23-November 28, 2004.

The Art of War: Melanesian and Polynesian Expressions of Beauty and Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-May 13, 2001.

Provenance

Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; acquired by the present collection in Exchange no. 92, 1954.

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