University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Length: 33.4cm
Width: 8.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard F. Warren, 1972

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.


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. 242View Objects cited in this Publication

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