Gottfried Lindauer

Maori Children playing Knucklebones

Maori Children playing Knucklebones by Gottfried Lindauer

Artwork Detail

Knucklebones is played by children the world over. The game is known to Māori as koruru or ruru and is usually played with five stones, but more can be used depending on the ability of the player. This painting is one of a series of genre scenes that Gottfried Lindauer painted to record Māori customs which were made to show alongside the portraits of Māori in the Partridge collection.

Maori Children playing Knucklebones
Gottfried Lindauer
Production date
oil on canvas
1356 x 1835 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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