John Webber (After) Edmund Scott (Engraver)

The Inside of the House, in the Morai, in Atooi

The Inside of the House, in the Morai, in Atooi by John Webber, Edmund Scott

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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)

Title
The Inside of the House, in the Morai, in Atooi
Artist/creator
Production date
1784
Medium
engraving on paper
Dimensions
213 x 277 mm
Inscription
34. J. Webber del.. [title]. Scott sculp..
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/29/11
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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