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
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