Digitised Image

Pottier, H J A fl 1855 :Hivaa tata matimohe (Tombeau kanack). Noukahiva. [1850s].

Reference Number: E-548-021

Shows native in left foreground, standing looking at thatched shrine or burial platform mounted between clefts of two trees. Cloth hangs out from under the thatch cover of the burial platform.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Pencil works, related to H J A Pottier, Monsieur Sergent, Marquesas Islands, Clothing and dress - French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) - Religious life and customs and Funeral rites and ceremonies - French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands.

Part of:
Pottier, H J A fl 1855 :Souvenirs de Taiti. [Album. 1854-56]., Reference Number E-548 (5 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s) in sketchbook.Pencil on paper 111 x 142 mm, stuck to page 215 x 273 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Probably not in Tahiti at all (this title written below in a later hand), although funerary customs in Tahiti are similar - see artists Webber and Hodges, on Cook's voyages. No shrine exactly the same has been found, to verify location.

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-010627)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: H.Pottier ; Recto - beneath image: [Title]

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