Carved Maori Burial Chests. A Commentary and a Catalogue.

Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Institute and Museum, 1983. Extensively illustrated catalogue, with information pertaining to 63 Maori burial chests in the collections of the Auckland Museum, The National Museum at Wellington, the Otago Museum at Dunedin, the Canterbury Museum at Christchurch, the Gisborne Museum, the Treaty House at Waitangi, and the Museum of Mankind (British Museum, Ethnography), London. Contents include: the chest locations, functions, burial rites, caves, appearance, classification, carving styles, chronology and interpretation. With Appendices. Bulletin No. 13. Large 4to, 52pp, 71 b&w plates. Illustrated stiff blue paper wraps, spiral bound. Very good overall. Item #17345

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