1903.56.1

Replica in plaster of a cast taken from the living face of Maori chief Taupua Te Whanoa in 1854. [JC 29 9 2009]

Place details: OCEANIA POLYNESIA. New Zealand. Cultural Group: Maori Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Plaster / Pigment / ?. Processes: Cast / Moulded / Painted / ?. Dimensions: H = 255 mm W = 160 mm D = c 100 mm When Collected: 1854 ? Acquired: Purchased 1903

KEYWORD: Cast / Reproduction / [Tattooing Accessory] / CLASS: Physical Anthropology / Body Art / Reproduction / ?.

Object description: Replica in plaster of a cast taken from the living face of Maori chief Taupua Te Whanoa in 1854. [JC 29 9 2009] From conservation card by Heather Richardson 24.04.2001: Cast of a Maori face from life, which has been painted and tattooing etched into surface. Predominant colour is orange/brown with tattooing and hair in black. The black seems to be sealed with varnish. (24.04.2001) [FC 14/04/2009]