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Chazal, Antoine, 1793-1854 :Nouvelle-Zelande. No 203. Toki. Patou-patou. Dent de poisson marin que les zelandais portent suspendue a leur oreille ... Flute. Hamecon des naturels. [1825 or 1826]

Reference Number: C-082-085

A Maori greenstone axe with carved wooden handle, a greenstone patu, a shark's tooth earring, a carved wooden flute and a large bone and flax-bound fish-hook. The text in French beside the earring continues 'et a laquelle ils attachent les idees les plus superstitieuses, les femmes l'en servent pour se dechirer le visage dans leurs ceremonies de deuil" (Translation: and to which they attach the most superstitious ideas, the women use them to cut their faces in their mourning ceremonies). The text alongside the flute marks "A. Ouverture. B. tres petit trou" (Translation: A. aperture. B. Very small hole [at the end of the flute]).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Antoine Chazal, Louis-Isidore Duperrey, Bay of Islands, Taonga puoro, Maori - Fishing, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing, Maori - Implements, Wood-carving, Maori and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.

Part of:
Chazal, Antoine 1793-1854 :[Watercolours and proof engravings and aquatints after drawings by Jules LeJeune for Duperrey's Voyage autour du monde ... Paris, 1822 - 1825], Reference Number C-082-001/130 (24 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 303 x 228 mm. Single art work

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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - ink inscriptions beside each item

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