Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
9547 - Oldman Number
War canoe stern post. This is the small type with sharp angle at the top. It has two ribs, a human figure on the base, a schematic manaia grasping the ribs. The figure is a stylized naturalistic figure with concentration on eyes and nose, it has a small knot on top of the head. Decoration on the ribs is by rolling spirals and the base of the ribs are carried as smooth bodies with a median ridge. Style is south Taranaki to Whonganin.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)