Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Figurine. Half-conical style. Mould made. Headdress over the plain band across the forehead has had a wide band above decorated with three roundels with tassels or drops falling from the centres and rounded side drapes, top broken off. Eyes lidded and rimmed around elongate indents,. Earspools intact , one3 obscured the other with a central indent. Wearing a collar style necklace of five beads in the upper row with a row of larger triangular elements below. Flanges on either side of the neck, the corner of one broken off. Clothed in a tunic highlighted by red pigment and a fringe with a plain raised band and scallop edge around the base. with a medallion with two bosses on the chest. The back is curved and concave, the under side of the base is deeply concave. White pigment on the front and edges of the back and base, traces of yellow around head area, and red on tunic body.

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  • Title: figurine
  • Provenance: Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
  • Rights: © Auckland Museum CC BY
  • Medium: Terracotta, pigment
  • Collection record: Auckland Museum: Collections Online