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Portrait of Wiremu and Rangitoia / Portrait of Tāwhiao, Maori King , 1880s

 Item — Box: Oversize 1, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III

Scope and Contents

The photo on the front depicts two Maori women, with names tattooed on their arms. One woman has the name "Wiremu" on her arm, and the other has "Rangitoia." The women touch foreheads, a traditional greeting.

On the reverse side is a portrait of Tawhiao, Maori King. He wears a heavy woven cloak and has elaborate facial tattoos.

Both images are signed by Pulman photo.


  • 1880s


Physical Description

2 albumen prints mounted on either side of a black paper sheet ; 27.5 x 21 cm (both images)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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