Mahe (Sinker)

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Name/title
Mahe (Sinker)
Description
Carved mahe, stone sinker. Circular in shape with central hole. The edges are incised with carving, through a series of 3 oblong rings and one end resembling a manaia head form. Sinker stones with individual marks are unique to the Bay of Plenty. While each stone is similar in size and type, the differing designs help the owner identify their net.

Found on the Otumoetai foreshore in the proximity of the Otumoetai pa.
Production place
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Measurements
150mm (height), 160mm (width), 70mm (depth)
Accession number
0766/03
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