This 1820 painting by James Barry shows the Ngāpuhi leaders Waikato (left) and Hongi Hika (centre). Both men wear kiwi feather cloaks and flax skirts and carry mere. Hongi also has a taiaha. The Reverend Thomas Kendall is seated at right.
The work was painted in London when Hongi Hika and Waikato visited England with Kendall. Find out more about this image on the Alexander Turnbull Library's website.