University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-93-13
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Greenstone
Wood
Shell
Length: 43cm
Width: 32.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929

Description

Greenstone blade; wooden handle with carved human figure (three-fingered hands, stuck-out tongue, eyes inlaid with abalone shell) at back and carved human face on inside of shaft, under blade.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 235, Fig. 102; p. 237, Fig. 104View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134 (bottom)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 240View Objects cited in this Publication

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