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Artist unknown :[Moko, self-drawn. Otaki? 1844?] Te Whatanui's wata, Ranginui, Otaki. 1844

Reference Number: C-103-001-1

A self-drawn moko by an unknown Maori man, Possibly Te Whatanui, with the different parts of the design identified in Maori, e.g. 'Te ngu' for the upper nose area, 'te wha' for the chin area. The tattoo is for the nose, chin and cheek. In the background is a set of faint drawings by W. B. D. Mantell, including hands holding a plant.On the reverse are several pencil drawings by Mantell of Maori carvings, a whare or cottage, and a hut, inscribed 'Otaki 1844' 'Te Whatanui's whata, Ranginui, Otaki'. 'Ohau, Muhunoa' and an illegible word in Maori, probably a person's name written by him- or herself while learning to write

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Pencil works and Self-portraits, related to Hon Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell, d Te Whatanui, Otaki, Ohau, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Maori artists, Maori - Dwellings - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Wood-carving, Maori, Maori - Moko and Mahi toi.

Part of:
Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant, 1820-1895 :Scrapbook. 1840-1872., Reference Number C-103 (52 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil, 125 x 169 mm. Single art work

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