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Name/Title Kumete / Bowl (Raukawa)
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Production Date 16th Century
17th Century
Object Type Kumete
"Y" National Registered Collector Number
Classification Kumete/Whakarite kai/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description This kumete or bowl was discovered by a diver in Lake Mangakaware, a 40-acre lake North of Pirongia, before 1968. The diver later offered it to a pawn/curiosity shop in 1971 where it was subsequently bought and kept for a number of years. Thought to have been produced around the 16th -17th Century, and probably for every day use, this kumete has been tempered or damaged in a fire at some stage in its life. Many Maori items, especially those made form wood, were discarded or hidden in swamps during the large scale fighting between the 1830s - 1870s.
Measurements 160 x 680 x 410mm
Media/Materials Wooden bowl
Production Place New Zealand
Collection Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection/Tangata Whenua
Subject Object Kumete
Accession Date 15 Jun 2001
Acquisition Method Transfer
Credit Line Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession No 2001/15/1
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