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Portrait of Maori Tohunga : Tuhoto Ariki

Gallery Price: £1,500

19th Century Albumen Print
By Elizabeth Pullman, C1886
Captioned “Tuhoto, Tohunga Maori” “Tuhourangi Tribe Wairoa”
Age from 104 to 110
“58”
Buried 5 days and nights in the mud during the eruption of Mt Tarawera.

A Tohunga was a Priest, expert, advisor, he is shown wearing a Kaitaka, a cloak of fine woven flax. His face with traditional Moko – tattoo.

92 x 133mm

Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri (Italian, d. 1812)

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