Gottfried Lindauer

Maori Children playing Knucklebones

Maori Children playing Knucklebones by Gottfried Lindauer

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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.

Title
Maori Children playing Knucklebones
Artist/creator
Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1356 x 1835 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer 1907 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/21
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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