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[Miller, Benjamin John Frederick], fl 1771-1785 :Carved boxes. [ca 1780]

Reference Number: PUBL-0045

Two waka huia or carved Maori treasure boxes (top and bottom). In the centre is a carved Polynesian club, probably from the Marquesas. The images are copies of engravings by R. Ralph from drawings by B. J. F. Miller of artifacts taken back to England by James Cook after his first visit to the South Pacific. The engravings were originally published in Hawkesworth, J. An account of the voyages ... in the Southern Hemisphere. (London, 1773)

Key terms:
1 image, related to Benjamin John Frederick Miller, Material culture - French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands, Wood-carving, Maori, Mahi toi and Cook, James 1728-1779 - Voyages, 1st, 1768-1771.

Part of:
[Miller, Benjamin John Frederick], fl 1771-1785 :Carved boxes. [ca 1780], Reference Number PUBL-0045 (1 digitised items)

Extent: Photograph of engraving, size unknown. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File Print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Art. Carving(DFP-004884)

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