A round rimu platform with a handle attached has four wooden hens with articulated heads mounted on the top. Each hen is made from a different native wood and has its comb and wattle painted red. The woods used are kauri, kohekohe, matai and totara. A green string is attached to base of the neck of each hen. These strings pass through a hole in the platform and join together before being attached to a small wooden block. " John Round / Inglewood / New Zealand / 1996 / TOTARA / KAURI / KOHEKOHE / MATAI / RIMU " is handwritten on the underside of the platform.
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