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Post Figure (poutokomanawa)

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Unknown

Date

c. 1840

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G256
Post Figure (poutokomanawa), Unknown
Post Figure (poutokomanawa): Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood, paua shell
Size: 55 1/2 x 16 x 7 3/4 in. (141 x 40.6 x 19.7 cm)51 3/8 in. (130.5 cm) (object part, bottom of foot to top of head)
Creation Place: Oceania, Polynesia, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawkes Bay
Culture: Maori, Ngati Kahungunu, Oceania, Polynesia, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawkes Bay
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: carved wood, standing male figure; hair bound in a topknot; inlaid paua shell eyes; larger scale head, face adorned with tattooing; arms akimbo and large hands spread over abdomen; raised disc belly button; erect penis; raffia loin cloth in separate vitri
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Curtis Galleries, Inc.
Accession Number: 2001.65a,b
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009