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Whistle, Cast, D38.107

Physical Description

Cast of nose flute. Three holes on top side; one at nose hole aperture and other two sited towards proximal end. On one side wheku style head angled to fit design area with body running from nose hole and sitting on a double upper head to lip arrangement placed around perimeter of proximal end. Two sinuous manaia are place astride two further wheku heads sitting jaw to jaw. Inlaid paua shell eyes on all figures and nose hole.

Research Notes

Needs further research at British Museum

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 112 x 50 x 43mm

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