Photograph (black and white); twenty three Maori objects on display on three shelves; top shelf with a carved wooden anthropomorphic book bracket, five heru paraoa (whalebone combs), and an incised ipu (container made from a gourd); the middle shelf with twelve fish hooks; and the bottom shelf with a stone beater and two round or oval shaped stones, mahe (sinkers for fishing), and an intricately carved wooden waka huia (feather box).
Gelatin silver print
- Photographed in: Auckland
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand,North Island,Auckland (region),Auckland (city))
- Height: 15.3 centimetres
- Width: 20.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentJM 889
Josiah Martin, Auckland [signature]
Inscription Commentphotochemically inscribed & scratched into surface
Inscription Content[Reading from right to left]
CARVED WHALEBONE COMBS OR HERU PARAOA, deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
IPU TANATA, calabash for serving human flesh at a feast, deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
FISH-HOOK[?], deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair [ten illegible labels for fish hooks]
Inscription Commentlabels below objects
The objects in this photograph were collected by Captain Gilbert Mair and were acquired by Auckland Museum in 1890 and displayed in a gallery.See also Oc,B12.9.
- Associated with: New Zealand
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand)
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 899 (Josiah Martin photographic series)
Photograph (black and white); display containing a Maori figure, five 'Heru Paraoa' (whalebone combs), twelve fish hooks, an 'Ipu Tangata' (serving dish used to serve human flesh at feasts), a carved wooden box with lid(?); Gelatin silver print
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Object reference number: EPF89762
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