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Name/Title
Brown polished Putorino made from wood cut in two halves and joined together. Head at each end - one carved. No hole at bottom end. Paua inserts forming eyes. Gapping mouth with drop lip tongue. Typical "Little" spiral at head. Rings of serrated paua on chin. Lips decorated with pakura motifs. Six lashings of kiekie-like bindings
Accession No
A94.708

Name/Title
Male free standing figure; raised arms; three fingers to side of head; face similar to A94.706; arms decorated with spiral scrolls; body rauponga; legs spirals and scrolls; male sex defined; back decorated; stands on high heels.
Accession No
A94.707

Name/Title
Female free standing figure. Notched eye-brows. Lenticular eyes made from paua. Arms raised with three fingers to side of head. Crescent notching at wrist. Body, legs and arms decorated with typical "Little" grooves and spirals. Stands on high heel shoes.
Accession No
A94.706

Name/Title
Polished brown wooden koauau. Three finger holes, two close to one end, the third close to opposite end. Simple small suspension lugs. Six paua shells serrated circular inserts. Decorated with pakura-like motifs in a crescent form.
Accession No
A94.704

Name/Title
Tekoteko figure made from wood. Sits on feet and buttocks. Full face moko incised. Decoration over front of body dominated by "Little" type spirals. Back undecorated. Face flat.
Accession No
A94.703

Name/Title
Ipu
Carved ipu made from wood. B: Large face beneath three spirals. Rest of ipu decorated with typical "Little" type spirals and scrolls. A: Lid has large lug with pakati notching over surface. Paua inserts of ring eyes and pakati on lips.
Accession No
A94.702

Name/Title
Slight tan coloured koauau made from wood. Completely covered with scrolls based on "Little" type spirals and suspension lugs. Unplayable.
Accession No
A94.701

Name/Title
Light brown korere (food funnel) made from wood. Decorated completely with "Little" spirals and pakati. Shallow funnel area.
Accession No
A94.700

Name/Title
Epa
Consists of a mass of serpentine bodies with one large full face at the top and two smaller heads, both in side profile, near the centre of the epa. One of these heads is upside down and has a very pointed forehead. The other head which is in side profile appears to have no forehead. The body of the main female figure joins the head at the left side. The forehead of this main figure is very pointed. One arm passes through the lower jaw while the other passes under the lower body with the hand resting on the chest near the lower one. The leg passes through the eyebrow of the lower figure. The figure which is upside down has its arms around the arm of the main figure and its leg around the main figures neck. The other figure links arms with another body which has no head. No leg is shown but there is a leg on the headless body with the foot resting on the forehead of the inverted figure. Decoration occurs on the lower part of the figures bodies (pakati and haehae). Notching is used around the mouths. Puwerewere is found on the brows and lips of the figures. There is very little background decoration but where it does occur it is matakupenga. Two lashing holes are present along the top of the epa with two on the left side and two on the right side. A recess has been cut along the angled edge. The epa would fit on the left side of a pataka. Carving is deep.
Accession No
A77.330

Name/Title
Epa
Consists of five figures. Faces of two are frontal while the other three are in side profile. Two small figures at the base on the right side have entwined necks and their two arms are linked in a semi-circle formed by their bodies. Both have the other arm and hand in their mouths. Both have pointed foreheads. The lower part of their bodies are not present. Above these figures is another serpentine figure which has one arm passing through the lower jaw with the hand resting on the chest. The other arm passes under the lower body coming up just in front of the hip with the fingers resting on the chest. Only the top of one leg is shown. A strip along the entire length of the left side is missing which would have presumably had the rest of the other two figures carved on it. The top figure on this side is in side profile. Again one hand is to the mouth with the other arm to the side with the hand resting on the body. The leg appears to pass through the brow of the lower full face figure coming up again with the toes resting on the vulva which is in side profile. For the lower figure on the left side only half the face is present and a small part of the body is present. Only one upper arm is depicted. Background decoration where it occurs is matakupenga. Puwerewere is used on the brows and lips of the figures. Three lashing holes are present on the left side while two are present along the angled top. There is a recess along the angled edge. This epa would fit on the right side of a pataka. Thought to have been carved by Tuiti-moeroa (Houston 1958a:166). Carving is deep.
Accession No
A77.329

Name/Title
Finely made light brown wood, probably copied. Notching variable. Many grooves on the side do not match pattern on the other two surfaces
Accession No
A77.196

Name/Title
Finely carved figure at butt end with paua serrated ring eyes; square suspension hole; blade and handle carved on both sides; decorated with alternating bands of notches and line; in the middle of blade are three paua circles.
Accession No
A77.195

Name/Title
Sperm whale tooth pendant. Black depressions for eyes. Four suspension holes. Cord attached.
Accession No
A77.184

Name/Title
Creamy white coloured sperm whale tooth. Two suspension holes. Lenticular eyes with stud in centre of tip. Two shallow holes for nostrils and smiling mouth. Surface slightly treated with blackish stain. Grinding or file marks visible
Accession No
A77.183

Name/Title
Waka huia made from wood. Dominated with "Little" type spirals. Lugs at ends in shape of mouth. Paua shell inserts for eyes. Small figure on lid. Flat base.
Accession No
A76.811

Name/Title
Decorated waka huia made from wood. Lid decoration divided at centre by thin band of notching. Each half of lid decorated with a large spiral, one with three grooves to the spiral the other with a single groove. Spirals sporadically notched.
Base: head at each end looking directly up-wards. Narrow elliptic eyes only, one with paua inserts and incised moko. Whole base similar to lid two large spirals separate at middle by single band of notching.
Accession No
A76.810

Name/Title
Finely carved waka huia made from wood. Lid end and lip has pakura motif. Centre of lip has long slim raised spine. Male figure 224 mm long. Figure decorated with spirals and rauponga. Base completely decorated with rauponga. Distintive"Little" broad grooves and inconsistently shaped notches.
Accession No
A76.809

Name/Title
Consists of two frontal female figures, one on top of the other. The top figure has one arm through its mouth with the other arm at its side with the hand resting on its knee. One leg passes through the lower figures eyebrow. The other leg is at its side with the foot resting on the lower figures peaked forehead. The lower figure also has one arm through its lower jaw while the other arm is linked with its leg. The legs are drawn up underneath the vulva. The two eye pegs on the lower figure have double spirals carved on them. A small amount of background decoration is present on the right side of the maihi between the lower body of the top figure and the head of the lower figure. It consists of broad crescent designs incorporating puwerewere, haehae and raumoa which has notching along parts of it. Maihi is from the right side of the pataka. Carving is moderately deep. In the past this piece has been classified as an epa. However, there are several points which suggest that it is in fact a maihi. First there is a flaring near the angled end. This occurs on no other epa. Secondly there is the "narrowness" of this piece especially when its length is taken into account. Finally there is "free" space at the base of the artefact. All other known epa are carved right to the bottom edge of the base. These features plus the form of carving, being neither deep nor shallow, in comparison with the epa, suggest that this piece is a maihi.
Accession No
A71.200
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