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No. 52 (September 1965)

In the tracery of this carved canoe-prow there are two stylised figures. The upper one may be distinguished by its paua-shell eyes. while the one beneath it is upside down.

Each has the fingers of its hand in its mouth, in a conventional gesture the meaning of which is unknown. The lower figure has also a second hand.

Theo Schoon's photograph shows a detail of the prow of Toki a Tapiri. the war canoe in the Auckland Museum.