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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B10.16

  • Description

    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

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 19thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.3 centimetres
    • Width: 20.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Content

        JM 889
        Josiah Martin, Auckland [signature]
      • Inscription Comment

        photochemically inscribed & scratched into surface
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • 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 Comment

        labels below objects
  • Curator's comments

    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.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B10.16

  • Additional IDs

    • 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

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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