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ID: 700001778Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Heru (ornamental comb) (heru; Unknown; 1800-1850; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: OL000039)
Note: This large heru (ornamental comb) is made from whale bone. It has ten teeth and a carved manaia (stylised beaked figure) head with an inlaid pāua (large New Zealand abalone with blue-green inner shell) shell eye. It has an aged off-white patina and has sustained damage, as evidenced by a large triangular chip along the upper curved basal edge.
Titles:
Heru (ornamental comb) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
Term Not Found (AAT Candidate) (preferred)
.....
hair ornament [300209287]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, costume accessories worn, accessories worn on the head, hair accessories)
combs (grooming tools) [300236397]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), equipment, <equipment by context>, <equipment for personal use>, <equipment for personal use: grooming| hygiene and health care>)

Classifications:
jewelry / adornment (preferred)

Creation Date: 1800-1850

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
maker 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: registration number: OL000039
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Display Materials: whale bone, paua shell
baleen [300192974]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)
abalone shell [300011833]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>, shell (animal material), seashell)
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>)

Dimensions: Overall: 294 (Height) x 105 (Width) x 4 (Width) mm
General Subject:
ornament (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Manaia
..... Iconography Candidate

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Heru (ornamental comb)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=128830; accessed 20 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 20 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 20 August 2012
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