Whalebone artefact; 90/13


Whalebone artefact

About this object

Sent to us from Norfolk Island and stated to be possibly a bone netting repair needle. Other suggestions have been a cloak pin or a pendant, or an awl. 16cm long, 1.5cm wide, pierced at one end, pointed at other, central band of ?maori carving, one paua shell eye insert, other missing. 6/5/90 Cliff Whiting chm. MASPAC and a Maori carver, considers it to be a cloak pin.

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Presented by Joe Tingay.

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