Tauihu (Canoe Figurehead)
MediumWood and Pāua (abalone shell)
Credit LineNative Arts acquisition fund
Maori artist, Tauihu (Canoe Figurehead), About 1800. Wood and Pāua (abalone shell); 15 7/8 x 7 x 42 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds, 1949.4464. Photography © Denver Art Museum
Dimensionsheight: 15 7/8 in, 40.3225 cm; width: 7 in, 17.7800 cm; length: 42 in, 106.6800 cm
CollectionArts of Oceania
Known ProvenanceFred Harvey collection, Albuquerque, before 1915 to about 1940. Julius Carlebach, New York, NY, between about 1940 to 1949; Denver Art Museum, 1949.