Base of a Maori feather box, which has lost one of its two former heads and has split longitudinally. The feather box is entirely engraved with a series of curved, longitudinal panels in filled with triangular motifs, pakura, and each end comprises the head and arms of a stylised figure. Inset in the eyes of the head and elbows are discs of shell.

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