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ID: 700001759Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Uhi matarau (many-pointed tattooing instrument) (chisel; Unknown; 1750; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: ME002349)
Note: This uhi (tattooing instrument) is known as auhi matarau (many-pointed tattooing instrument) because of its comb-like blade with multiple points. It was used to perforate the skin and insert pigment, and was especially useful for shading moko.
Uhi matarau (many-pointed tattooing instrument) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
chisel [300024665] (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>)

tools / implements (preferred)

Creation Date: 1750

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: ME002349
Credit Line: Gift of W. Leo Buller, 1911
Display Materials: wood, bone, muka fibre
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
bone (material) [300011798]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <bone and bone components materials>)
muka (fiber) [300379297]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber, natural fiber, plant fiber)

Dimensions: undetermined
General Subject:
utilitarian objects (preferred )
ceremonial objects

Specific Subjects:
tattooing [300053577]
.....(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Uhi matarau (many-pointed tattooing instrument)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 17 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
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