This figure of the Moriori god Hatitimatangi was found in a cave in the 19th century. The holes in the chin may have been drilled for the attachment of a beard. It is the only example of Moriori wood sculpture known to have survived.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Photograph by Brian Brake
Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
What an amazing story behind
Thomas Bush (not verified)
05 August 2013
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