- 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
East India Marine Society Collection
This is a Maori nose flute or nguru, with a curved end where nose is inserted. Elaborately carved body with swirling designs - thought to be multiple faces of manaia. There are Paua shell inlayed air holes with the shell having serrated edges. There is a hole where a suspension cord would run through.