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Thomas Andrew 
Portrait of an unknown Samoan woman 
1896 (ca) 
  
Platinum print 
Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa 
Gift of Alison Beckett and Robert McPherson, 1996, Registration Number: .001366 
  
 
LL/85088 
  
Curatorial description (Accessed: 3 September 2018)
Unidentified Samoan woman wearing a black shaggy garment ('ie fuipani) fastened around the waist with a barkcloth belt. She is also wearing what appears to be a European styled bodice, with a selu tuinga in her hair. Holding an ipu or cocount cup she is standing in a studio setting in front of a painted backdrop. 
 

 
  
 
  
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