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A canoe ornament made of wood and coloured red. The carving features a human face with tongue extended and the larger face with inlaid mother-of -pearl eyes.

Architectural ornament

wood, paua shell, New Zealand, l. 30 cm, h. 7.8 cm, w. 6.5 cm, Inv. Oz 323

Flywhisk handle made of ironwood formed into a human-like shape.

Flywhisk handle (fragment)

ironwood (Casuarina equistifolia), Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 14.5 cm, w. 3.4 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 419

Flywhisk handle made of ironwood, with the lower part shaped like a human figure and the upper part consisting of a spoon-like form.

Flywhisk handle

ironwood (Casuarina equistifolia), Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 33.7 cm, h. 9.8 cm (figure), Inv. Oz 418

A food suspension made of flat, round white wood, that suspends from the ceiling. The smooth side of the rim has a pattern with one row of black triangles, each with a zigzag line on top.

Food suspension hook taunga

wood, Tonga, d. 25.5 cm, l. 15.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 56

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 6

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Inv. Oz 347

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Inv. Oz 348

Headrest made of a hard wood and used as a pillow. A semi-circular piece with a flat, rectangular upper surface. One side forms one leg and the other divides into two legs.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 70 cm, b. 4.3 cm (middle), h. 14.5 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 690

Headrest made of a piece of brown wood with a broad top that is hollowed in and four legs, linked by a crossbar of about the same thickness as the legs.

Headrest tuarua

tamanu (Callophyllum inophyllum)wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 46 cm, w. 15.5 cm, h. 20 cm, Inv. Oz 346