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ID: 700001724Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Kuwaha Pataka (carved figure) (doorway; unknown; 1750-1850; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000489)
Note: A bold and elaborately carved küwaha or entranceway of a pätaka (store house). The dominant central figure represents an important tribal tupuna (ancestor), flanked by smaller subsidiary carved humanistic figures. Ornately carved pätaka such as this were outward expressions designed to make bold visual statements symbolising the prestige and wealth of the tribe.
Titles:
Kuwaha Pataka (carved figure) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
doorway [300002767] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <openings and opening components>, openings (architectural elements), <openings by form>, <doorways and doorway components>)

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)

Creation Date: 1750-1850

Creator Display:
unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: OL000489
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: New Zealand [1000226] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wood
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
woodcarving [300054089]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, <woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques>, woodworking)

Dimensions: Overall: 920 (height) x 450 (length) x 130 (depth) mm
General Subject:
sculpture (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
doorway components [300002784]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <openings and opening components>, openings (architectural elements), <openings by form>, <doorways and doorway components>) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Kuwaha Pataka (carved figure)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=212919; accessed 15 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 15 August 2012
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