Gottfried Lindauer

Haora Tipa Koinaki

Haora Tipa Koinaki by Gottfried Lindauer

Artwork Detail

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.’

Haora Tipa Koinaki
Gottfried Lindauer
Production date
oil on canvas
768 x 664 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

To find out which artworks are available for print requests and reproduction please enquire here. This service only applies to select artworks in the Gallery's collection.