About this object

Two seated humanoid figures on a flat rectangular base, separated by a tiki face. Both figures have flat-topped heads and circular plain shell-inlaid eyes. There are four small holes in the base, one in each corner. Roughly carved, with chisel marks remaining. The surface is mainly worn smooth.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Not recorded
  • Materials
    Wood; Abalone (Haliotis sp); Technique: Carved, inlaid
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Donor unknown
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    11.5 x 4.0 x 8.3 cm

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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