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Maori & Pacific Artefacts

This important figure supported bowl is the be offered in our Maori and Pacific artefact auction along with other historically significant pieces.

A rare and historically important Kumete by Patoromu Tamatea
Provenance: Gifted by the chiefs of the Te Arawa tribe to Robert Graham M.P in 1878 in acknowledgement for his work in settling peace over a land dispute between the chiefs Te Pokiha Taranui of Ngati Pikiao and Petera Te Pukuatua of Ngati Whakaue

Further entries invited: Phone Dunbar Sloane 021 473 998 or James Parkinson 0220288541