Maori Children playing Knucklebones; Gottfried Lindauer; 1907; 1915/2/21

Name/Title

Maori Children playing Knucklebones

About this object

Knucklebones is played by children the world over. The game is known to Maori as koruru or ruru and is usually played with five stones, but more can be used depending on the ability of the player. This painting is one of a series of genre scenes that Gottfried Lindauer painted to record Maori customs which were made to show alongside the portraits of Maori in the Partridge collection.

Maker

Gottfried Lindauer

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

1907

Medium and Materials

oil on canvas

Measurements

1356 x 1835mm

Subject and Association Description

Maori, children, games, Piupiu, Korowai, Whare, gourd

Credit Line

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915

Object Type

Painting

Object number

1915/2/21

Copyright Licence  

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