Maui and Mahuika

E. Mervyn Taylor, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand in circa 1944-1964.
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Measurements
Image: 340 x 265mm
Support: 385 x 283mm
Mat board: 455 x 355mm
Media
Colour linocut on paper
Description
Illustration of the Māori legend of the Ahi-a-Mahuika and Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. Maui is depicted as a man disguised as a bird escaping the flames of Mahuika.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Sir John Te Herekiekie Grace, Whanganui, 1982.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
27 May 1982