About this object

A flat, roughly rectangular piece of wood, with a projecting piece at one corner. The main design is two pierced spirals and the surface motifs are crescents, ridges, and square and zigzag lines. it is quite roughly carved.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Not recorded
  • Materials
    Wood; Technique: Carved
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Donor unknown
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    14.3 x 0.7 x 4.7 cm
  • Note
    Attribution: Possibly part of a prow. Rotorua - Whanganui, not very old, perhaps 1910-1920, not particularly a trained carver (Roger Neich, March 1994).
Object view = Humanities
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