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Photograph (black and white); carved wooden wash-strake from a canoe, features one figurative face with shell inlay eyes and one manaia with shell inlay eye.
Gelatin silver print
- Height: 20.2 centimetres
- Width: 25.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentPart of the wash strate of the large war-canoe, "TeToki-a-Tapiri", in the Auckland Museum. The pattern is repeated for the full length (80 ft) of the canoe.
Inscription Commenthandwritten in pencil
The canoe prow or tauihu in this image was acquired by Auckland Museum in 1914 when it was found in a hollow tree.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EPF89821
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