Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state

Title: Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state
Description: Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state, recorded by Captain Cook during his visit to Tahiti on 19 August 1777. A funerary stage supports the shrouded corpse with an attendant. They are sheltered by a grass-roofed awning, and surrounded by a low palisade. On either side, two stands for offerings [whatta] contain fruit.
Pencil, ink and water-colour.
Date: 19 August 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:375 x 543
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.14
Record no.: 11378 tif
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