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Angas, George French, 1822-1886 :Native tombs / George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 50. 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-50

Shows five different Maori tombs or mausolea:1. Mausoleum of E Tohi, the mother of Rauparaha, on the island of Mana. It is richly adorned, covered with wood, painted and decorated with feathers. The body would originally have been placed in a sitting position.2. An upright sepulchral monument at a small island pa in Tory Channel3. Another upright monument, differently painted, at Te Awaiti, Cloudy Bay. Both this and the preceding are formed out of portions of canoes.4. A carved "Tiki", or image, in an old pa near Lake Rotoaire. Beyond the image, is an elevated whata, or box, for holding the bones of a deceased child.5. A monument to three children, near Te Awaiti, Cloudy Bay.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Lithographs, related to J W Giles, Parekowhatu, Te Awaiti, Mana Island, Hei Tiki, Maori - Burial, Tombs, Mahi toi and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.

Part of:
Angas, George French 1822-1886 :The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas McLean, 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0014 (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured, 440 x 310 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

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