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Ngāti Porou House Panel (Poupou)
Ngāti Porou House Panel (Poupou)
Ngāti Porou House Panel (Poupou)
Ngāti Porou House Panel (Poupou)

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This carved wooden panel is typical of the type of panels made for a Maori community meeting house in New Zealand. Depicting ancestors of the woodcarver, they were made to ward off evil spirits and connect people to the past. This panel was displayed at the Crystal Palace in 1867.

Perth Museum & Art Gallery (managed by Culture Perth and Kinross)

Perth


Date

1860s

Medium

wood & haliotis shell inlay

Measurements

H 231.5 x W 58 x D 1 cm

Accession number

1937.19.2

Acquisition method

acquired from Lord James Stewart Murray, 1937

Work type

Panel


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Perth Museum & Art Gallery (managed by Culture Perth and Kinross)

78 George Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5LD Scotland

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