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Artist Unknown Artist
Title KOTIATE PAROA (WHALEBONE WEAPON)
Date 1900-1930 (Early 20th cent)
Medium carved Mere Whalebone
Place of Origin New Zealand
Culture Maorin Culture
Catalog Number 1973.38
Collection Ethnographic Art Collection
Object Name Club
Credit line Gift of Frederick R. Pleasants
Didactic Information the violin shaped Kotiate. All were used in short thrusting jabs rather than downward blows which would be too slow in combat.