Poupou

Production date
1883-1884
Current rights
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Name/title
Poupou
Description
Left half of a poupou carved from totara. Paint which remains suggest black and white colour scheme. It had paua shell eyes. From Tamapahore ancestral meeting house. Carving represents the future descendants of Ngä Potiki o Tauranga Moana. Acknowledgements to the Tamapahore Marae Komiti. Note other pieces from the wharenui include door lintel and posts (1811/85 ), wall panels (1794/85, 1795/85), amo (1793/85), front cross barge boards and several incomplete pieces ( poupou, wall panels ).
Production date
1883-1884
Production place
New Zealand
Measurements
1805mm (length) 430mm (width)
Accession number
1796/85/6
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