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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Treasure box (papahou) 1970

RCIN 74633

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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This papahou is carved with two lizards with mother-of-pearl shell eyes.

It was presented to The Queen at the National Maori Welcome at Gisborne on 22 March 1970. On that occasion, The Queen wore the kiwi feather cloak given to her on her first visit to New Zealand in 1954.