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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

Name/Title
A representational early dairy factory cream can, made from turned and relief carved from swamp kauri. Inscribed with the words "The Cream Off The Top". Two brass handles on the sides with a iron/steel handle on the lid. Relief carving encompassing the middle circumference including four serpentine figures 3 with paua eyes, three figures are pierced by representational survey pegs, and a map outline of the Taranaki province with mountain peak. Above and below the serpentine figures are uncarved raised sections inlayed with another timber with surface motifs of Mount Taranaki, a cannon, a dairy cow, a bleeding heart pierced by an arrow, a feather, a tractor, a musket and a Christian cross.
In some areas large cracks in the timber have been filled with a wood filler (yellowish). The lid is representational and does not detach.
Accession No
PA2010.203
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