Hand-painted stones (NZ Native Flora)

Maker
Myrtle McDonald
Production date
Circa 1960
Description
In the 1960s, Wellington-based watercolour artist Myrtle McDonald painted a selection of native and exotic flowers on these 11 off-white granite river stones.

Each stone has a different type of flower on it, including koowhai, fuchsia/kootukutuku, maanuka, kaanuka, Mt Cook lily, clematis and kaakaabeak.
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Object detail

Production date
Circa 1960
Media/Materials
Stone and Paint
Measurements
.1 85 x 60 x 21mm
.2 85 x 52 x 26mm
.3 79 x 43 x 35mm
.4 70 x 55 x 28mm
.5 66 x 52 x 26mm
.6 57 x 51 x 19mm
.7 60 x 51 x 21mm
.8 60 x 45 x 19mm
.9 55 x 50 x 18mm
.10 52 x 34 x 21mm
.11 51 x 29 x 16mm
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Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1967/163/1.1-11

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