Greenstone blade; wooden handle with carved human figure (three-fingered hands, stuck-out tongue, eyes inlaid with abalone shell) at back and carved human face on inside of shaft, under blade.
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 235, Fig. 102; p. 237, Fig. 104
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134 (bottom)
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 240
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