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A white/creamy ceramic kumete (bowl) in an oval shape. Two carved koruru faces on the proximal ends of the bowl, facing outwards. The surface is rough and uses the marks of a scraping tool to create pattern and surface texture
Accession No
PA2014.030

Name/Title
A white/creamy ceramic kumete (bowl) in a rough oval shape. Two manaia faces protrude from the proximal ends of the bowl, facing outwards. A birdman/ manu aute (kite) figure also stretches around the edge of the bowl between the manaia with its head above the bowl line. The surface is rough and uses the marks of a scraping tool to create pattern and surface texture
Accession No
PA2014.029

Name/Title
Ipu
A white/creamy ceramic taha (calabash bowl) with two 3D serpentine figures forming the top rim. A pouring hole approximately 15mm in diameter has been designed into a gap between the figures on the top rim. The matakupenga (fishnet) pattern is carved in relief around the body of the vessel. The surface is rough and uses the marks of a scraping tool to create pattern and surface texture.
Accession No
PA2014.028

Bronze exterior archway- Cast bronze, solid bases (whakawae) with a fretwork of spirals and figures decorating the lintel (pare).
Carved interior doors- Carved totara timber panels depicting ancestral figures with the Tuara kuri pattern (notch pattern) as the main infill used on the arms, legs and vertical frieze. The carved panels separate the four large colour steel painted panels that have stylised matakupenga (net) patterns using a painted repetitive "notch" which is derived from the carved tuara kuri pattern.
The interior Tupuna (from left when facing)
Rangi Rārunga (m), Tarawhakauka (F), Ruaroa (m), Te Whiti Rongomai (1st), Te Aniwaniwa (m), Rongouaroa (f), Te Rangi Āpitirua (m)
Accession No
PA2012.124
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