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Kendall, Thomas, 1778-1832 :Nuku Tawiti, a deity in the first state [1824]

Reference Number: A-114-045

Drawings of Maori carvings representing deities, with a key to the meaning of various sections of the image. 'A. Nuku Tawiti, a Deity in the first state. B, C. The dual rib close to his sides. D. Nuku's son. E. The spiritual waters. F. the appendages of creation - being the serpents eye, the serpent's tooth, and the serpents tail. H. The door of this world. G,G The two keepers or guardians'. The image is of a large central figure at the top, flanked by two smaller figures (the dual rib), with the figure of the son below, flanked by the 'appendages of creation' and below that an arched doorway flanked by two guardian figures.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Drawings, related to Josiah Pratt, Kenneth Athol Webster, Thomas Kendall, Nukutawhiti, Church Missionary Society, Whakapono and Mahi toi.

Part of:
Kendall, Thomas, 1778-1832 :Nuku Tawiti, a deity in the first state [1824], Reference Number A-114-045 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil and ink on paper, 242 x 200 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002592)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - "Drawing of carved work emblematical of the superstitious notions of the New Zealanders"

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