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ID: 700001881Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Wahaika (short-bladed weapon) (club (weapon); Unknown; 1500-1777; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; Registration number: OL000061)
Note: This is a relatively large and heavy whale-bone wahaika (short-bladed weapon used in hand to hand combat). It is off-white/yellow in colour and has a carved figure on the lower blade edge. The figure's hands rest on its stomach and it has paua (New Zealand abalone) shell inlay in the eyes. There is a round suspension hole drilled in the handle, but no wrist thong. The pommel of the handle is decorated with a carved manaia (bird-like figure)head with paua shell inlay in the eyes.
Titles:
Wahaika (short-bladed weapon) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
club (weapon) [300037206] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Weapons and Ammunition (Hierarchy Name), weapons, percussive weapons)
edged weapon [300036973]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Weapons and Ammunition (Hierarchy Name), weapons)

Classifications:
arms and armor (preferred)

Creation Date: 1500-1777

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: Registration number: OL000061
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Display Materials: whalebone, 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: 436 (Length) x 155 (Width) x 29 (Depth) mm
General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )
animal

Specific Subjects:
Manaia
..... Iconography Candidate

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Wahaika (short-bladed weapon)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=115784; accessed 28 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 28 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 28 August 2012
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