This portrait of the second Māori king, Tāwhiao Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, was made in 1882, 22 years after Tāwhiao inherited the title from his father. He holds a ceremonial whalebone patu (club) and wears a cloak, probably made from kiwi feathers.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer
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