JEWELLERY ANTIQUE ART AUCTION Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - 10:00 AM start

An extinct adult male stout-legged moa skeleton

Realised: $18,000 plus premium

Lot Details

predominantly the bones from one bird, some plaster restoration and replacement. H.790mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor in 1965 on his Oparure family farm, south Waitomo district. Copy of 1968 newspaper article available illustrating and detailing this moa. Note: The stout-legged moa (Euryapteryx curtus) was the smallest moa species and one of the geographically most widespread. Moa species ranged in size from 12 to 250kg. Constructed for display by our vendor using number 8 wire and other materials.