Object Detail

Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant. A green branch is depicted, with green spear-shaped leaves. The leaf blades are long and linear with parallel venation. Two fruit spikes are depicted, with clusters of orange and red berries. The uppermost part of the fruit spike has small green unripe berries.

The print is titled "Astelia grandis. (Kowhara-whara)" and "A plant with long smooth grass-like leaves and orange colour berries. Forest of the North Island"
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Astelia grandis (Kowhara-whara). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1081

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