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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner], 1816-1854 :[The Hobson album. Two Maori girls. 1842 or 1843]

Reference Number: E-216-f-057

Two Maori girls, probably both in their teens. The taller of the two is wearing a flax cloak, a fringed and tagged korowai-ngore, open to the waist to show her breasts; the smaller is in a white kilt of European fabric, possibly with a fringed flax belt. Her hand is on the waist and her head on the shoulder of the taller girl. A tree, ferns and a small flax are to the left. In the right background is open water and a headland or island. The location is described by the artist in a related view of the two girls as Mauranui.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Joseph Jenner Merrett, Ferns, Girls, Maori, Women, Maori, Maori - Clothing and Flax.

Part of:
[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845], Reference Number E-216-f (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on cream wove paper, 355 x 248 mm. Single art work

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