George French Angas (Artist)

A Tangi, or Meeting of Friends, Mount Egmont in the Distance

A Tangi, or Meeting of Friends, Mount Egmont in the Distance by George French Angas

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Angas's description:

"PLATE LII.

THE CEREMONY OF ONGI, OR PRESSING NOSES.

THIS scene represents a party of natives arrived at a small pah at Taranaki, who are saluting their friends with the ceremony of ongi, or pressing noses; a mode of greeting which corresponds with our custom of shaking hands; on occasions where friends meet after a long absence, the ongi is performed for a considerable time, especially by the women. In the distance is the snow-capped peak of Mount Egmont."

Title
A Tangi, or Meeting of Friends, Mount Egmont in the Distance
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1847
Medium
hand coloured lithograph
Dimensions
230 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
Accession no
2009/16/22/1
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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