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ID: 700001796
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Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Korere (feeding funnel) (religious object; Unknown; 1700-1850; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000135)
Note: Korere are believed to be feeding funnels used primarily to pass mulched or pureed food to men of rank whose mouths were swollen from the ta moko (Maori customary tattooing) operation when applied to the mouth area. Or korere may have been used more generally to pass food and liquids to men of high rank, or tohunga (experts) under tapu (sacred) restrictions. Korere are thought to originate from the Hokianga-Northland region and generally attributed to the Ngapuhi tribes.
Korere (feeding funnel) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
religious object [300234098] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (hierarchy name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>, ceremonial objects)

sculptures (preferred)

Creation Date: 1700-1850

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: OL000135
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: Northland [7516951] Northland (region (administrative division)), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
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>)
woodcarving [300054089]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, <woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques>, woodworking)

Dimensions: Overall: 160 (height) x 117 (width) x 146 (depth) mm
General Subject:
utilitarian objects (preferred)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Korere (feeding funnel)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 20 August 2012
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 20 August 2012
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