Carved by Jim Wiki of Te Aupouri in Ōamaru stone, ‘Ngā kete o te wānanga’ represents the ascent of Tāne into the twelfth heaven to gain the three baskets of knowledge. From this deed Tāne gained one of his many names, Tānenuiarangi (Tāne who ascended the heavens).
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: ME 15027
Sculpture by Jim Wiki
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