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Head of a Maori person, with moko (tattoo) markings. Photograph.

Date:
[1952?]
Reference:
645972i
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About this work

Description

Head is detached. Head purchased by Henry S. Wellcome from Horatio Robley in December 1909; subsequently displayed in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, London (no. R 6065/1936)

Publication/Creation

[1952?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 15.1 x 11 cm

Lettering

Preserved head with facial tattoo. Maori, New Zealand ...

References note

Catalogue of an exhibition illustrating the medicine of the aboriginal peoples in the British Commonwealth, London 1952, fig. 4 and p. 34

Lettering note

Lettering continues with text about role of tattooing among the Maori

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 645972i

Languages

  • English


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