About this object

A stern post (taurapa) for a model canoe. A simple flat, rectangular piece of wood with pierced work. The main motifs are plain spirals, some notched, some pakura style with curved grooves/ridges between. One carved end is notched.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1942 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
    6.0 x 0.5 x 29.0 cm
  • Note
    Attributions: Model Stern Post .. Wanganui 19th century (David Simmons, October 1981); early 20th century (Roger Neich, March 1994).
  • Related people
    Taunton Museum ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Taunton Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1942
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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