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ID: 700001749Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Koruru (gable mask) (koruru; Unknown; 1800; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; ME008536)
Note: A koruru is an architectural feature of wharenui or whare tupuna (customary Maori meeting houses). It is a carved head placed at the join of two barge boards that form a gable apex. The koruru is sometimes accompanied by another carved figure directly above it called a tekoteko - usually a representation of a warrior ancestor associated with the bloodlines of the tribe.
Koruru (gable mask) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
Term Not Found (AAT Candidate) (preferred)

ceremonial (preferred)

Creation Date: 1800

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: ME008536
Credit Line: Gift of the Wellcome Collection, 1952
Display Materials: wood
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood by product>)
carving (processes) [300053149]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <subtractive processes and techniques>, <carving and carving techniques>)

Dimensions: Overall: 600 (height) x 230 (width) x 50 (depth) mm
General Subject:
ceremonial objects (preferred)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Koruru (gable mask)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 16 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 16 August 2012
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