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ID: 700001877Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Wakahuia (treasure box) (container (receptacle); Unknown; 1750)
Note: Waka huia were used to contain the treasured personal adornments of both men and women - items such as hei tiki (pendants) and hüia (extinct New Zealand bird: Heteralocha acutirostris) feathers for decorating and dressing the hair. They were hung from the interior rafters of houses.
Titles:
Wakahuia (treasure box) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
container (receptacle) [300197197] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Containers (Hierarchy Name))

Classifications:
utilitarian items (preferred)

Creation Date: 1750

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Display Materials: wood, paua shell, harakeke
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
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)
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
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: 115 (Height) x 565 (Length) x 75 (Width) mm
General Subject:
object (utilitarian) (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
designs, geometric [300165213]
.....(Physical Attributes Facet, Design Elements, design elements (attributes), patterns (design elements), <patterns by specific type>) (AAT)
spiral (geometric figure) [300163114]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, mathematical concepts, geometric concepts, geometric figures) (AAT)
humans (species) [300265711]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Primates (order), Hominoidea (superfamily), Hominidae (family), Homo (genus)) (AAT)
heads (animal or human components) [300375054]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, biological components, animal or human components) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Wakahuia (treasure box)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=56708; accessed 23 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 23 August 2012
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