LOCALITY - North Island. [Later entry: ?East Coast]
TYPE. Carved handle for a stone adze.
VIDE Maori Art; Hamilton
Plate XXXV Fig.1.
The N.Z. Journal of Science and Technology.
Vol IX No.1 Page 38.
Comp Speaking p149-150 fig 11.6.
hole at distal end, below carving, which is not decorated.
carving at adze end, is decorated in curvilinear style.
paua shell inlay eye, on anthropomorphic head, and also on birds eye, beak joins up with anthropomorphic tongue
pched W.F Denton £5.
to store 5/86
Wooden handle for toki poutangata. Circular in section, slightly curved in profile. Knobbed on proximal end and carved with human face. Perforated - circular hole, straight sided - below knob. Lashing end has flat platform on distal edge with carving below (i.e.. internal side) of face with extended tongue - tongue is grooved with curvilinear design. External projection at distal end and elaborately carved in form of human figure. Elongated, looped (pierced) tongue, surface decorated with spirals, ridges and dots. Paua inset eyes. Nephrite toki blade (D33.88) attached with line for display purposes
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 497 x 58mm
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