Pare (lintel), possibly from Te Mana o Turanga at Whakato. Red brown colouration. The central figure is a realistic representation of a woman. She has a moko on her chin. She has both hands raised up and to about the level of her shoulders. There are takarangi spirals at either end with five bands of horizontal patterning between them. There is a wide rectangular band of patterning at the base which has damage at both ends, the left hand side end in particular.
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