About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1911 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Technique: Carved
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Museum, 1942
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    6.5 x 6.5 x 25.0 cm
  • Note
    Used to beat fern-roots (rhizomes or underground stems of the Bracken Fern) as part of the lengthy preparation for eating. Acquired by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Museum, from Mrs AE Jervis-Smith, in 1911, from the collection of her late husband, Mr FJ Jervis-Smith.
  • Related people
    A E Jervis-Smith ( Previous owner); F J Jervis-Smith ( Previous owner); Taunton Museum ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Taunton Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A E Jervis-Smith

    Owned from: 1911
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1942
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • F J Jervis-Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1911
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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