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Object Number: P3223
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Height: 137.16cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the J. C. Stevens Auction Rooms, 1912
Other Number44A - Dealer's Number

Description

Elaborately carved and pierced. Dealer's label: "Taurapa sternpost." Model canoe stern post. A small model carved with steel tools in the Whanganui style. 2 ribs with a head at the tip, a small figurine at the base, both being stylized though naturalistic. Decoration in the ribs is 2 intertwined lines with pakati in the ovals between them.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 224View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.54View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 218View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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