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Waka Huia, D55.366

Physical Description

Canoe shaped box, medium sized with two terminal female figures on box. Figure heads simple and eyeless. Lid flat underneath and slightly raised on top. Decoration is the usual strap motif. Both lid and box are divided into quadrats, the straps run diagonally. Lid joins box with tongue and groove joint.

Provenance

From the Beasley collection
Purchased from Sothebys by Kenneth Webster

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 95 x 475 x 125mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Base): 65 x 132 x 475mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Lid): 30 x 123 x 423mm

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