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Laughing Owl

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A male Laughing Owl. The most recent sighting of one was at Manapouri in 1950, although some egg fragments were found in the 1960s in Canterbury. Category: Extinct Birds, Classification: Sceloclaux albifacies, Location: Lake Ohau, New Zealand

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Kakapo

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Hunted mainly for their feathers, Kakapo, like this female, have been in decline since human settlement of New Zealand. Category: Birds, Classification: Strigops habrotilus, Location: Martins Bay, New Zealand

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Crested Penguin

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Also known as the Rockhopper Penguin, they breed on islands in the subantarctic area, sometimes arriving on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Category: Birds, Classification: Eudyptes chrysocome, Location: South Pacific

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Stoat and Rabbit

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The stoat, an introduced predator mounted above a rabbit, the pest it was introduced to control., Category: Mammals, Classification: Mustela erminea, Location: Balcutha

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Pair of ceramic candlesticks

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Leeds Fireclay Company, Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Holder, candlestick, Location: Leeds, England

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Lekythos

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Attic black figure lekythos from the class of Athens. Lotus buds decorate the shoulder. The body shows Aeneas with Anchises and Creusa, flanked by a warrior on each side., Category: Antiquities, Classification: Vase, Location: Greece

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Nephrite Adze

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Nephrite adze. Duff type 2. Poll chipped. Cutting marks on sides. Cutting edge sharp. , Category: New Zealand Ethnology, Classification: Adze, Location: Whareakeake

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Nautilus

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Category: Invertebrate Zoology, Classification: Nautilus pompilius, Location: Torres Islands

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German Tankard

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Wheel thrown. , Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Tankard, Location: Merden, Furstenburg, Germany

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Adze

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Category: Humanities, Location: New Zealand

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Kava bowl

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Turtle shaped., Category: Oceanic Ethnology, Classification: Kava Bowl, Location: Samoa

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Fishing lure

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Pearl shell fishing lure, Category: Oceanic Ethnology, Classification: Fishing lure, Location: Tahiti

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William Gordon Vase

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White stoneware slip cast vase. Salt glazed., Category: Decorative Arts, Location: Chesterfield, England

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Jug

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A medieval English jug. Light red earthenware body. Wheel thrown. Most of the body is unglazed. Thin applications of yellowish lead glaze mid way., Category: Antiquities, Classification: Jug, Location: London, England

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Len Castle Vase

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Salt glazed stoneware. Wheel thrown. Interior has a matt, light orange glaze., Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Vase, Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Rorstrand Vase

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Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Vase, Location: Sweden

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Asian Figurine

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Figurine of old man with bundle of sticks, Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Figurine/Art, Location: China

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Hamada Jar

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Brown vase with shell marks at foot., Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Jar/Container, Location: Mashiko, Japan

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Belleek Teapot

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Belleek Pottery Limited has been operating since the 1860s. The mark on the base of this piece dates it to the Second Black Mark period (1891-1926). , Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Teapot, Location: Ireland

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13th Century Vase

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Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Vase, Location: Rayyi, Persia

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