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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."
- A Tangi, or Meeting of Friends, Mount Egmont in the Distance
- Production date
- circa 1847
- hand coloured lithograph
- 230 x 360 mm
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
- Accession no
- No known copyright restrictions
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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