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ID: 700001752Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Toki poutangata (ceremonial adze) (adze; Unknown; 1500-1800; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000491)
Note: The toki poutangata is a symbol of chiefly authority and tribal leadership. Made from an elegantly fashioned pounamu blade, often decorated with ornamental kaniwha notches that may be a mnemonic device to assist in the recitation of genealies; and fastened to carved wooden handle. Toki poutangata are tribal heirlooms and ascribed personal names, and even magical powers.
Titles:
Toki poutangata (ceremonial adze) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
adze [300023553] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), equipment, <equipment by process>, cutting equipment, cutting tools)
ceremonial object [300234117]
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (Hierarchy Name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>)
Term Not Found (AAT Candidate)
.....
Term Not Found (AAT Candidate)
.....

Classifications:
ceremonial (preferred)

Creation Date: 1500-1800

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: OL000491
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: New Zealand [1000226] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wood, pounamu, muka
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
pounamu [300379291]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, mineral)
carving (processes) [300053149]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <subtractive processes and techniques>, <carving and carving techniques>)
lapidary (process) [300053937]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>)

Dimensions: Overall: 495 (length) x 75 (width) x 330 (depth) mm
General Subject:
ceremonial object (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Toki poutangata (ceremonial adze)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=197196; accessed 16 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 16 August 2012
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