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Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 :Tattooed gate, Maketu, 1865.

Reference Number: B-139-016

Shows a warrior with moko on his faced and right shoulder, and with "puhuro" tattoo (ie moko paeturi) on his thigh, in grass skirt, performing a haka, holding a taiaha in his right hand. He grimaces with the tongue extended. Behind him is a palisade fence (of Maketu Pa), and a gateway made of an old canoe set up and carved, with a large painted head showing the "moko" of the tribe. (This description of the gateway is taken from a description of a very similar work described in Sotheby's auction catalogue, 15 February 1990, lot 120).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Ethnographic images, related to Horatio Gordon Robley, Maketu Pa (Kawhia), Maketu, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Taiaha, Gateways, Wood-carving, Maori, Maori - Moko and Haka.

Part of:
Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 :Tattooed gate, Maketu, 1865., Reference Number B-139-016 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 280 x 231 mm (sight). Vertical imageSingle art work

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

Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007676)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: H. G. Robley; Recto - bottom left: [Title]

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