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Hand Club

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Native Name:
Mere
Object Number:
67-38-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Maori
Provenience:
New Zealand
Date Made:
19th century?
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Greenstone
Description:
Greenstone (nephrite) paddle-shaped club; four grooves on handle end; drilled for lanyard. Fine mere with four grooves on butt, shoulders at junction of blade and handle. Perforated. Named Kinohaka ("evil dance"), estimated date between 1450-1800 (on whose authority not known).
Length:
35.8cm
Width:
9.7cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Leonard M. Bisk

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 242
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