A pair of scrimshaw bullock horns mounted on a rectangular board. The horns are joined by a gold coloured piece of fabric. The rectangular backing board has screw holes in each corner.
The designs on the left horn from the tip inwards include: 1). A Māori warrior in kaniko korowai with patu and two feathers beneath. " Wharepouri " is inscribed nearby.
2). A three masted sailing ship.
3). Two Māori women (head and shoulders only) wearing korowai with two feathers beneath.
4). A small spray of roses.
5). A woman holding a child. Both in European type clothing. Two feathers beneath followed by small rose spray. Identified nearby as " Lord Onslow ".
The designs on the right horn from the tip inwards include:
1). A rose surrounded by four feathers
2). A bearded man (possibly Tohu Kakahi) 3). A bearded man (possibly Te Whiti o Rongomai III). " Whiti " is very faintly inscribed underneath this portrait.
4). A bearded man with a blind eye, two feathers, patiti and patu beneath. " Titokowaru " is inscribed beneath.
5) Mount Taranaki " tiaranaki " is inscribed beneath it.
6) A head and torso of a bearded man in a bowler hat with two feathers beneath. " Governor of N.Z. / 1891 Nov. 4 " is inscribed beneath.
7) A waka taua with eight paddlers and a helmsman waving a paddle. It is decorated with feathers.
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These mounted bullock horns feature various likenesses, including Riwha Tītokowaru, and Parihaka leaders Tohu Kākahi and Te Whiti o Rongomai III. Te Ati Awa leader Te Wharepouri, an uncle of Te Whiti, is also pictured in a pose similar to a well known likeness completed by Charles Heaphy. A portrait of Governor Lord Onslow and the date “1891 Mei (May) 4” are also visible. But who decorated these horns, and when and why they did so, remains a mystery. Perhaps the artist was referencing Onslow’s visit to Parihaka on 11 December 1890. Or perhaps they relate to the bullock drawn ploughs of the passive resistance campaigns? See: Titokowaru's Dilemma for related information 
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