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Angas, George French, 1822-1886 :Weapons and implements of war ; warriors preparing for a fight. George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 58, 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-58

A group of pictures with accompanying text as follows: 1.[Top centre] A richly carved adze with a greenstone head, ornamented with dogs' hair and kaka feathers; from the Middle [South] Island. 2. [Top left]. Tomahawk with a European head and a handle of carved bone. 3. [Top right] Tomahawk belonging to Pomara, the Chatham Island chief. 4. [Top right] A wooden dagger. From the interior, near Tuhua. 5, 6 & 7. [Far left]: E Hani - a staff of hard wood [taiaha]...The head is carved. 8. [Lower right] Patu. 9. Warriors preparing for battle [including thigh and buttock tattooing]No.s 10-14 not annotated, but they show 2 mere, a detail of a war-gong, a club and the striking of the war-gong. This final image is derived from a drawing by Joseph Jenner Merrett, as is the view of the warriors preparing for battle.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to J W Giles, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Chatham Islands, Axes, Patu, Maori - Wars, Taiaha, Gong, Taonga puoro, Men, Maori, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing and Maori - Moko.

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 550 x 360 mm. Single art work

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