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Object Name Bust
Description Brown glazed ceramic bust of a Maori man from the top of the shoulders up, wearing a cloak and with extensive facial tattoos.

Uneven colouring. Most of hair is yellowish brown, while face, shoulders, and cloak are reddish brown. However each colour spills over onto other parts.

Base has two holes at the shoulders revealing a hollow interior. Five circular green felt pads spaced evenly around the outer edge. Scratched into the clay is "No. 14" and the signature "T N Lovatt."

A piece of card with the bust reads on the front:
"YOUNG POMARE - At the beginning of colonization in New Zealand Young Pomare of the Ngapuhi lived at Otuiki in the Bay of Islands. Being suspected of being a supporter of hone Heke in the war of 1845 he was detained on a man-o-war lying off Opau. He was a ship owner in a small way and was engaged in coast-wise trading with several vessels."

And on the back:
"T.N. Lovatt,
Studio Potter,
Wilkin Street,
Temuka, N.Z.
Phone 524 Temuka."
Year Range from 1966
Year Range to 1967
Catalogue Number 967/147.1
Artist Lovatt, Thomas Norman
Dimensions H-17 W-25 cm
People Lovatt, Thomas Norman, 1896-1968