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ID: 700001797
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Record Type: Movable Work
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Papahou (treasure box) (container (receptacle); Unknown; 1800; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; WE001099)
Note: This papa hou (treasure box) features elaborately carved surface decorations, consisting of päkati (dog tooth pattern) notches, haehae (parallel grooves), rauru spirals, and manaia (carved beaked figures) in profile. (Rauru are rauponga - an alternating pattern of päkati notches and haehae - when used as a spiral. The design is possibly named after Rauru, who is sometimes credited with being the first carver.) The various designs interlock with each other over the whole surface area. The figures at each end are carved horizontally. One is unfinished.
Papahou (treasure box) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
container (receptacle) [300197197] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Containers (hierarchy name))

sculptures (preferred)
utilitarian objects

Creation Date: 1800

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Other: Creation: Auckland [7001766] Auckland (region (administrative division)), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: WE001099
Credit Line: Bequest of Kenneth Athol Webster, 1971
Display Materials: carved 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: 60 (height) x 460 (width) x 135 (depth) mm
General Subject:
utilitarian objects (preferred)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Papahou (treasure box)........ [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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