This remarkable carving from about 1400 was once thought to be a door lintel, but is more likely a roof decoration, designed to be seen from both sides. Now in the Auckland Museum, it originally came from Lake Tāngonge, near Kaitāia in the heart of Te Rarawa territory.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: Ethno 6341
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