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>>1807 Maori ariki
Subjectariki / rangatira warrior chief
Culture: Maori
Setting: Musket Wars, Aotearoa / North Island 1807-1830
Objectkoripi, maripi tuatini sharktooth knife

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* Hunterian Museum
"A ceremonial meat knife (Maripi Tuatini), of wood edged with shark's teeth, from New Zealand: late 18th century.  
Probably obtained by Dr. William Hunter from one of the expeditions of Captain James Cook (1969-80); length 2.5 cm (E.352)."