apr 12, 1890 - Tamati waka Nene
oil on canvas
Gottfried Lindauer (stye consisted of Maori chiefs, very realistic, visual embodiments, "essence can be continued")
many aspects of this person's appearence symbolizes importance, weapon, tattooing of face (moko), robe, earrings, Abalone eye, etc.
Portrait of Tamati Waka Nene, but also an embodiment of him!
commissioned portraits that would be used to represent a person and kept after death
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