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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B11.18

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); carved wooden canoe prow (tauihu), with standing figure at its base and openwork carving on the main area.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(late)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.3 centimetres
    • Width: 25.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        Auckland Museum, 5676 Mokau North Taranaki. Canoe prow of Taranaki style.
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    The canoe prow or tauihu in this image was acquired by Auckland Museum in 1914 when it was found in a hollow tree.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B11.18

  • Additional IDs

    • 5676
Photograph (black and white); carved wooden canoe prow (tauihu), with standing figure at its base and openwork carving on the main area.
Gelatin silver print.

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