This carving of the god Tāne is part of a larger work by Cliff Whiting, called ‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’. Tāne is shown separating his parents, Ranginui and Papatūānuku, by standing on his head and pushing up with his feet. He then used posts to hold up the sky.
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Mixed media by Cliff Whiting
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