University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P4813
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 13cm
Width: 8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number26477 - Dealer's Number

Description

Feeding funnel. Korere. Used to feed a high-ranking man while he was being tattooed, when touching food was forbidden (tapu). Two carved heads on rim; body of one carved in relief on side of funnel.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1928. "A Maori Feeding Funnel". The Museum Journal. Vol. XIX (No. 1): pp. 85-99. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 87, 90, 93, 97View Objects cited in this Publication

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