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Feeding Funnel

Object Number:P4813
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 13 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:26477 - 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, Henry U. 1928. "A Maori Feeding Funnel". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 19. no. 1. pg. 85-99 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 87, 90, 93, 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Manuscript] Oldman, William O. Oldman to Gordon, 24 July 1912, List of Oceanian objects sent.. pg. 29 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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