Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Treasure Box (Wakahuia)

mid to late 19th century
New Zealand
Maori people
Wood, shell
H. 6 3/4 x W. 9 5/8 x D. 22 3/8 in. (17.2 x 24.5 x 56.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1439a, b
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1952]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1952, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

Wardwell, Allen. The Sculpture of Polynesia. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1967, no.114, p. 86.

Mead, Hirini (Sidney) Moko, ed. Te Maori: Maori Art from New Zealand Collections. New York, 1985.

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