Staff

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Registration number
7409
Item name
Staff 
Category
Fighting
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > New Zealand
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
March 01, 1955 
Acquisition method
by Miss Barbara Patten  
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Maori staff. As reported for Australian Museum survey 1982: Parrying club flattening at end. Length 150.5cm; 132.5cm shaft. Wood. Circumference 7.2cm top. Elaborately incised top ending in a point. Bird like eyes at base of design inlaid with mother of pearl (three missing).

Research notes

Originally registered as a club, but in 1999 identified by Alan West (valuer) as a staff.

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