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Hand Club

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Object Number:
72-22-4
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Maori
Provenience:
New Zealand
Date Made:
1938
Early Date:
1938
Late Date:
1938
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Greenstone
Description:
Chiefly war club, also valued as heirloom; nearly perfect, of nephrite called by the maori "the water of tears."

Long , flat tongue-shaped with plainly rounded edges; knob at one end where pierced for suspension.
Length:
33.4cm
Width:
8.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard F. Warren

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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