Gottfried Lindauer

Haora Tipa Koinaki

Haora Tipa Koinaki by Gottfried Lindauer

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Haora Tipa Koinaki was a staunch fighting chief from Thames and is remembered as a quiet man. His hei tiki conforms to traditional forms yet it is not known whether this ornament belonged to Koinaki. In contrast to women, few men are depicted wearing hei tiki in the Gallery’s collection of Māori portraits. In 1919 a commentator had this to say: ‘As woman is the bearer of man, it is proper that women only should wear the Tiki; this, with few eccentric exceptions, she does.’

Title
Haora Tipa Koinaki
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
768 x 664 x 50 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer (l.r.). (reverse) Haora Tipi Koinaki.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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