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This print records the interior of the long house in the heiau or burial ground depicted in plate 33 of the Atlas. Cook recorded that upon entering the house one was confronted by “a kind of Altar, composed of a piece of carved wood set ere[c]t and on each side the figure of a Woman carved in wood, neither very ill designed nor executed; on the head of one was carved a cap like a helmet worn by the ancient warriors and on the other a round cap…. These two images, which were about three feet high, they call Eatua no Veheina, Godess’s”.
(See J&S Vol. III, Text p.74, Cat. 3.175-3.176A)
- The Inside of the House, in the Morai, in Atooi
- Production date
- engraving on paper
- 213 x 277 mm
- 34. J. Webber del.. [title]. Scott sculp..
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
- Accession no
- Copyright Expired
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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