Sacrificial Mountain and Ash Desert 1969
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)