Box card

Box

54.160.110
A base for a boat-shaped waka huia (treasure box), with humanoid heads at each end forming handles. All carved decoration is on the outside. Two large double spirals on either side of the lid in the centre and koru (bulbed hook shapes) and other curved and linear elements superimposed on diagonal rauponga (several parallel ridges and grooves with a notched ridge in between). One head is damaged.