Object: Whiria Pomare Whetoi II?, Ngäpuhi
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|Title||Whiria Pomare Whetoi II?, Ngäpuhi|
Pulman, George (photographer), circa 1863-1871, Auckland
|Medium summary||black and white photograph, albumen silver carte-de-visite print|
|Materials||mounting board, albumen, printing-out paper, silver|
|Classification||cartes-de-visite, portraits, albumen prints, black-and-white prints, vintage prints|
|Technique||black-and-white photography, photography, printing-out|
x 59mm (Width)
Support: 95mm (Height) x 59mm (Width)
Secondary Support: 105mm (Height) x 62mm (Length)
|Credit line||Gift of Mr R D D McLean, 1909|
A companion portrait of this chief from the same sitting was used by artist Gottfried Lindauer for his representation of the Nga Puhi chief Pomare Whiria, nephew of the renown warrior chief Pomare Whetoi.
In fact, Pomare Whiria died in 1850, about the same time that photography arrived in
He is well tattooed man in a manner consistent with a chief of high social status and executed by a tohunga-ta-moko (master artist) of ability typical of the mid-nineteenth century.
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