In the 19th century this figure of the Moriori god Hatitimatangi was found in a cave. 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
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