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Kotiate, [1] [realia]
Bib ID 2218999
Format ObjectObject [realia]
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Description [17--? or 18--] 
1 patu : wood, shell ; 35.8 x 12.9 cm. 
Series

Maori patus or short weapons.

Summary

Heavily carved wooden kotiate (also called kotiata). Carved figure with ears, inlaid pau shell eyes, protruding tongue, oval hole on butt and a square wrist-loop hole. Fully carved lattice pattern lobed blade with distinct sinuses; human figure with inlaid pau shell eyes on each of the lower edges.

Notes

Rex Nan Kivell Collection.

Part of collection: Maori patus or short weapons.

Condition: Good; one inlaid pau shell eye missing from one figure on blade.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147291856

Subjects Weapons, Maori.  |  Patus -- New Zealand.
Form/genre Weapons.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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