H., M. A.;

A Drawing of the Head of Bola, a New Zealand Chief

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Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
140 x 110mm (image); 610 x 425mm (frame)

Frontispiece to George Bennett, ‘The Mode of Preparing Human Heads Among the New Zealanders’, Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 2 (1831): 215–222. Lithographed by M. Gauci.

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Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from John Leech Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, September 1990


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