The Tohunga Ta Moko

Robley, Horatio Gordon
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Public Domain
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About this object
Watercolour on paper of a man receiving a moko outside a whare by a tohunga tā moko. Another man sits to the left holding a taiaha. The work is similar to Gottfried Lindauer's 1915 painting titled 'Tohunga ta moko at work'. Signed. Undated.
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Production technique
Media/Materials description
Watercolour on paper
Height x Width: 167 x 204mm
G. Robley, Signature, Handwritten
Copied from Lindauer/ The 'Tohunga Ta Moko'/ priest or learned in tattooing/ at work, Inscription, Handwritten
MMC805/ O/630, Inscription, Handwritten
Classification terms
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, [6227]
Credit line
gifted by Lady Florence Maclean
Other number(s)
MMC805, 6227


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