About this object

A plain hoe (canoe paddle) with a humanoid head carved on the end of the handle and a hole through. The eyes are shell-inlaid. The remains of a label are stuck to the blade.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Transport
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Wood; Shell; Technique: Carved, drilled, inlaid
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 1943
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    15.0 x 3.5 x 193.0 cm
  • Note
    Attributions: 19th century (David Simmons, October 1981); mid 19th century (Roger Neich, March 1994).

    Acquired by Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, from the Clowes collection.
  • Related people
    Clowes (Previous owner); Leicester Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Leicester Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1943
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Clowes

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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