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Te Utu o Ruatapu  (Ruatapu’s Revenge)
linoprint (Paikea series)
700 x 500mm
W oct19 ogi   #2, #25/55
A jul19 md   #20/55 Fr
NZD $660  unframed
NZD $860  framed

In Maori tradition, Ruatapu was the second son of the great chief Uenuku, who belittled him for using the sacred comb of his elder brother, Kahutia-te-rangi. As revenge, Ruatapu enticed the children of the nobility into his canoe, sailed them into the ocean, and then sank it. Kahutia-te-rangi survived with the help of a whale and was thereafter known as Paikea.