The Magical Wooden Head

E. Mervyn Taylor, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1920-1955. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Object Detail

203 x 154mm
Wood engraving
Monotone print, a figure stands facing a giant face with Ta Moko, lines or beams come out from its eyes down to the figure and a wavey pattern consisting of vertical lines comes from it mouth. The figure has two Huia feathers in his hair and is wearing a cloak both hands raised in his left hand he holds aloft a Taiaha.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1955
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Dec 1955