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Name/Title Gun, Firearm
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Production Date Circa 1800
Object Type Weapon
Classification Gun, Field/Artillery/Armaments/05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology/Nomenclature
Department Tangata Whenua
Social History
Brief Description With the arrival of Europeans, Maori began introducing firearms to brutal intertribal battles. Valued for the ability to inflict injury or death over long distances, these weapons became increasingly prominant as symbols of status. Some would be carved and decorated with Maori designs as a mark of respect.
Measurements 870 x 135 x 46mm
Media/Materials Wood, steel
Production Place United States of America
Collection Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection/Tangata Whenua
Signature/Marks "Tane"
"Not for ball"
Accession Date 08 Aug 2008
Acquisition Method Gift
Credit Line Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession No 2008/20/17
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