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Carved Section Of A House-Post

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

From card: "Carved surface is representation of a supernatural being. Haliotis shell inset representing eyes. Carving executed in characteristic Maori style, which differs somewhat in detail from the technique of that of the Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, but resembles the conventionalized bear of the Haida and Tlinkit. Probably executed with nephrite chisel. Painted a dull red. Illus. in Proceedings, USNM, vol. 79, Art. 30; Pl. 12; p. 54."

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  • Title: Carved Section Of A House-Post
  • Location: New Zealand, Polynesia
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 66cm, 66cm W: 25cm, 25cm
  • Type: House Post
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E334017
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Accession Date: 1927-01-28

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