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Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
Rectangular dark wooden box with fourteen metal prongs or keys. There is a geometric design on the face of the box along the bottom edge. There is a hole drilled in each of the centre of the face, the reverse and the shortest side. When moved, there is a rattling inside which suggests it was also intended as a percussion instrument. The edge of the box at the key end is scalloped.
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Media/Materials
Wood, metal and unknown inner rattle.
Production place
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1975/81/12

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