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[Strutt, William] 1825-1915 :Maori war dance. Taranaki N. Z. Striking the hand on the thigh. [1855 or 1856]

Reference Number: E-452-f-013-3

Sketches of three different aspects of the haka, along with a detail of a facial expression, showing the tongue protruding and three different standing gestures. The central and left-hand men are brandishing muskets, while the right-hand figure has a spear. There is a faint pencil drawing top right of another figure, annotated 'Drawing in ground in great fury', showing a man scraping his spear on the ground as part of the haka.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to New Plymouth, Weapons, Maori, Haka and Rifles.

Part of:
[Strutt, William] 1825-1915 :[Studies for Maori war dance. 1855 or 1856], Reference Number E-452-f-013 (3 digitised items)
Strutt, William 1825-1915 :A collection of drawings in water colour ink and pencil illustrative of the scenery and early life of settlers and Maoris of New Zealand. 1855-1863. 1st series., Reference Number E-452-f (21 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil and wash, 141 x 203 mm. Single art work

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