Item #23385 "Rangihaieta". Lithograph portrait of Maori chief. New Zealand, Maori.

"Rangihaieta". Lithograph portrait of Maori chief.

London: S. Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1877. A striking full length portrait of Rangihaieta (ca. 1780 – 1855), a Ngati Toa chief, nephew of Te Rauparaha. The portrait is full length, with the chief depicted wearing a long feather garment with dark fringe, and holding a taiha (ceremonial spear) in his right hand. Rangihaieta has white hair and wears a hei tiki around his neck.

The portrait is from Barraud's 'New Zealand Graphic and Descriptive'. 8 3/4 x 14", matted. OCLC: 1008489716 cites one copy of the book, at the Victoria and Albert. Very good condition. Item #23385

Price: $275.00

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