About this object

A hoe (canoe paddle) with a carved inscription on the flat side of the blade - a squared circle with a line through its centre and two semicircles attached to the circle, one on either side. 'JV' is carved on the other side of the blade. There is a small square hole near the tip on the flat side of the blade, not penetrating all the way through. The wood surface is shiny and may be varnished. There is some splitting at the tip of the blade.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Wood; Technique: Carved
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Cheltenham College
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    14.0 x 4.0 x 183.0 cm
  • Related people
    Cheltenham College (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Cheltenham College

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1976
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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