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Australian artist

Boomerang, before 1852

  • Wood
  • Australia
  • H: 1/4 in, W: 25 in, D: 2 1/4 in (H: .6 cm, W: 63.5 cm, D: 5.7 cm)
  • Gift of Captain W. J. Cheever, 1852
  • E5483
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Maori artist

Chief's Staff, 1800-1830

  • Wood, shell inlay
  • New Zealand
  • L: 79 in, W: 3 1/2 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 200.7 cm, W: 8.9 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Donor unknown, 1830
  • E5493
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Maori artist

Pare (door lintel), before 1807

  • Kauri wood, wood
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa), Possibly Tai Tokerau, Northern Bay of Islands
  • H: 19 in, W: 40 in, D: 3 in (H: 48.3 cm, W: 101.6 cm, D: 7.6 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807
  • E5501
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Maori artist

Papahou (box), 1800-1807

  • Totara wood, paua shell (abalone haliotis), tooth, stain
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • H: 6 in, W: 30 in, D: 10 in (H: 15.2 cm, W: 76.2 cm, D: 25.4 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807
  • E5505
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Maori artist

Nguru (flute), 1800-1807

  • Paua shell (abalone haliotis), wood, shell
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • L: 5 3/4 in, W: 1 3/4 in (L: 14.6 cm, W: 4.4 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807
  • E5520
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Maori artist

Hei-tiki (pendant), 1800-1807

  • Pounamu (nephrite jade), paua shell (abalone haliotis), sealing wax, greenstone
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • H: 5 1/8 in, W: 3 1/4 in (H: 13.0 cm, W: 8.3 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807
  • E5522
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Maori artist

Hei Tiki (neck pendant), about 1800

  • Nephrite, shell
  • Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • H: 4 in, W: 2 1/4 in, D: 7/8 in (H: 10.2 cm, W: 5.7 cm, D: 2.2 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William P. Richardson, 1807
  • E5528
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Maori artist

Patu onewa (Stone club)

  • Stone, flax
  • Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • L: 13 1/2 in, W: 4 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 34.3 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of William P. Richardson, 1807
  • E5530
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Maori artist

Wahaika (club), 1800-1806

  • Wood, flax fiber
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • H: 17 1/2 in, W: 6 1/2 in, D: 1 in (H: 44.4 cm, W: 16.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Richardson, 1807
  • E5533
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Maori artist

Patu onewa (Stone club), early 19th century

  • Greywacke, stone
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • L: 17 in, W: 4 in (L: 43.2 cm, W: 10.2 cm)
  • Gift of William Putnam Richardson, 1812
  • E5536
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