Portrait, an unidentified Māori man

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About this object
The portrait is of an unidentified Māori man. He has a moko, is wearing a korowai and holding a pounamu mere. In his hair are three feathers. Standing up against the wall are two rifles and a crutch. He may have lost a leg as he is seated with only his left leg visible. Written on the back of the photograph is: Tamihana.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, possibly between 1860-1870.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Mounted on card, black and white photograph.
Carte de visite print: Height x Width: 102 x 62mm
Photograph: Height x Width: 92 x 60mm
Book 20 A, Inscription, Handwritten
Tamihana, Inscription, Handwritten
H.B. Art Gallery & Museum, Stamp, Stamp
C D Cornford, Signature, Handwritten
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 3131
Credit Line
from the estate of Mr Cecil Douglas Cornford
Other number(s)
m63/31, 3131, 92199


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