About this object

A hoe (canoe paddle) with carved inscriptions on the flat side of the blade - 'NPC', 'NRO' and 'IVPC', together with a very rough human face. The wood surface is shiny and may be varnished.

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
    9.5 x 2.5 x 140.5 cm
  • Related people
    Cheltenham College (Previous owner)


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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