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  6. visual works (works)
  7. [visual works by subject type]
  8. figures (representations)
  9. [figures by portion represented]
  10. heads (representations)
  11. koruru
Scope note
Carved heads or faces, usually having fierce expressions, exagerated features, and bulbous eyes. Examples are faces of ancestors located on Maori meeting houses. For faces carved with a more realistic appearance, used for gables of houses or canoes, use parata.
Accepted term: 20-May-2024