Sacrificial Mountain and Ash Desert 1969. Shay Docking.
Shay Docking

1928 - 1998

Sacrificial Mountain and Ash Desert 1969

Pencil
25.2 x 20.2 cm

Ruapehu Mountain in the North Island, New Zealand, is active.
The foreground shows lava and boulders thrown out in earlier eruptions.  


The title refers to a Maori legend of a mighty battle between Mt.Taranaki, the husband of beautiful  Mt. Ruapehu, and Mt. Tongariro, her lover.


(Captain Cook named Mt. Tongariro, Mt. Egmont)


Item #1592

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